New to this list, have two questions.

2003-03-24 Thread rpkanes
Hello List, I am new to this list, so please be patient with me, if I ask any questions that have been addressed repeatedly in the past. Anyway, I am the HIPAA Privacy Officer for a Physician's Group Practice and have just recently finished our first round of Privacy Training and Education

RE: New to this list, have two questions.

2003-03-24 Thread Deborah Campbell
Title: RE: New to this list, have two questions. Here's my opinion. I'd be interested if anyone has other opinions. 1) An email is unprotected as soon as it is sent over the internet. Almost anyone can intercept it. So you need to determine your risk and what you want to do to eliminate it.

Looking to broaden my horizons

2003-03-24 Thread JC
Hi Group, I was wondering if anyone is in the market for a privacy officer or security director. I would like to stay in Ohio. The atmosphere within the organization I am currently with does not look favorable. In a couple of months I will be obtaining an associates degree in criminal justice

Re: New to this list, have two questions.

2003-03-24 Thread Doug Webb
Title: RE: New to this list, have two questions. Deborah, I agree. Your short answer to 2) was "No". I'll add anothertwo roles (only one of whichhas a "Yes answer). If what they're discussing is actively participating in a Treatment Plan, then the Case Manager would be a potential Covered

identification of people at front desk

2003-03-24 Thread Ed Hecht
We're a busy primary care office and often have people stop in to pick up various things - referrals, prescriptions, letters, medical records, etc. Often it is not the patient him/herself. What are we required to do to: a. insure that the person is who s/he is supposed to be b. if it

RE: identification of people at front desk

2003-03-24 Thread Dan Kelsey
Ed - You might want to take a look at the December 4, 2002 clarification document. In a nutshell, you can rely on professional judgment. OCR stated that others can pick up prescriptions for the patient. Chances are that the only way the individual knows to pick up the information, etc. is if

Disclosing Claims Info to Fully-Insured Group Moving to Self-Fund ed

2003-03-24 Thread Traci.Jensen
Title: Disclosing Claims Info to Fully-Insured Group Moving to Self-Funded Pursuant to 164.530(k) a group health plan is not subject to the Privacy standards if the group health plan provides health benefits solely through an insurance contract with a health insurance issuer or an HMO and the

RE: Disclosing Claims Info to Fully-Insured Group Moving to Self- Fund ed

2003-03-24 Thread Deborah Campbell
Title: Disclosing Claims Info to Fully-Insured Group Moving to Self-Funded According to what I know about this, you would only be able to provide this type of information to the GHP if they certified to you that they amended their plan documents. But, I might be missing something. Deborah

RE: Disclosing Claims Info to Fully-Insured Group Moving to Self-Fund ed

2003-03-24 Thread David Ermer
There's a complete discussion of this issue in the WEDI SNIP Privacy Policies and Procedures Ver. 2.0 (fully updated for the 8/14 modifications to the Privacy Rule.) Look at the Group Health Plans chapter in the General section. For a copy head to snip.wedi.org and click on work products --

patient menus

2003-03-24 Thread BCluster
Are hospitals protecting PHI contained on patient menus created in Dietary Services? We have patient menus that contain the name, room number, menu and dietary restrictions due to diagnosis. Should this be disposed of in the regular trash or shredded? Barb Cluster Integrity is doing the

RE: psych notes

2003-03-24 Thread Karen Williamson
Paulette, as I'm reading Colorado statute as it is being currently modified: http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/12872ADAA2C72AF087256C5A00624B00?Openfile=051_ren.pdf I think Colorado law may be more stringent. It reads to me that all 'mental health records' are

Paper Claim Requirements

2003-03-24 Thread rpkanes
Can anyone tell me if there will be any specific requirements that will affect Paper Claims Submission (format or content)? I have seen this issue have reference made to it, but I have yet to see any part of the actual "Rule" that describes any details. Thanks for your help! Daryl Ewing

Re: psych notes

2003-03-24 Thread DKHGRMI
There may be reason to look at this again. More stringent as in greater restriction on the patient or the staff? If HIPAA explicitly gives the patient right to access their own record, which regs prempt? Dale K Howe Grand Rapids, MI In a message dated 3/24/2003 1:30:53 PM Eastern Standard

Re: patient menus

2003-03-24 Thread PainClinicAssoc
On this same track, what about sign in sheets and daily appointment schedule print-outs? They don't need to be kept, do they? Vicki Saunders Pain Clinic Associates, PC [EMAIL PROTECTED] Pain Clinic Associates, PC Confidentiality Notice: The information contained in this e-mail transmission is

RE: New to this list, have two questions.

2003-03-24 Thread Gregory Park
Title: RE: New to this list, have two questions. Onefollow-up question/remark/plead for public opinionto your response Deborah. "...no PHI will be sent via email..." Is that now or when? Are you considering yourself at risk now because of the ruling? Just curious as I have heard others in

RE: New to this list, have two questions.

2003-03-24 Thread Bentz-Miller, Judith
Title: RE: New to this list, have two questions. This was part of our privacy audit due to the following reg: ยง 164.530 Administrative requirements. (c) (1) Standard: safeguards. A covered entity must have in place appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect

Relay Services

2003-03-24 Thread SL Burke
Have any plans/providers out there done any analysis regarding how relay services (i.e. telephone "interpreters" for the deaf or hearing impaired) are impacted by HIPAA? The patient generally initiates the involvement of the relay service so that the patient can have meaningful telephone

Re: New to this list, have two questions.

2003-03-24 Thread Doug Webb
Title: RE: New to this list, have two questions. Gregory, Just to amplify on Judith's remarks, You are exposed to the risk NOW, not when the final Security Rule fully kicks in. You are accepting a huge risk anytime you expose PHI to the Internet. Remenber that any of the millions of computers

Email and HIPAA

2003-03-24 Thread Christiansen, John (SEA)
For those looking into email issues specifically, please see HealthyEmail, www.healthyemail.org . It's a nonprofit, I'm on the board, and the point of the exercise is to get policy and procedural tools out to support the clinical (principally physician practice) use of email. The other advisors

RE: New to this list, have two questions.

2003-03-24 Thread Gregory Park
Title: RE: New to this list, have two questions. Doug, I in no way disregard the need to encrypt email. I am a big proponent of it, just not sure which is the best approach at the moment (see previous emails to this list-serve). Email was at risk at the same level before or after the