RE: Facility Directory

2003-03-13 Thread Ribelin, Donald
to the value. This is especially true when said process is not required (at least I hope my interpretation of this is correct). Donald -Original Message- From: Doug Webb [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 9:18 AM To: Ribelin, Donald; WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup

RE: NPP

2003-03-09 Thread Ribelin, Donald
Traci, only providers are required to make a good faith effort to obtain a written acknowledgement. Donald L. Ribelin HIPAA Project Manager Firsthealth of the Carolinas (910) 215-2668 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: Traci Winter [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Fundraising Question

2003-03-05 Thread Ribelin, Donald
IMHO, if you are not going to use your patient's PHI for fundraising, do not include it in your NPP. Should you decide to change your practice, you will need to change your NPP and announce the change before your practice is changed. Donald L. Ribelin HIPAA Project Manager Firsthealth of the

RE: NPP the short form???

2003-02-06 Thread Ribelin, Donald
My understanding of the Privacy Rules requirements re: the NPP are as follows. Each patient must be provided a copy of the entire NPP upon their first contact after 4/13/2003 We must post our NPP on line if we have a web-page We must attempt to obtain written

RE: Email Usage

2003-01-31 Thread Ribelin, Donald
Time for a quick survey. Please reply just to me. I will post the final results to the group next Tuesday (Feb 4). Thanks in advance. Please respond with the single number that best describes your organizations use of Email in relationship to PHI. External Email is defined as Email

RE: NPP and recurrent patients

2003-01-27 Thread Ribelin, Donald
Tracy, you must provide the NPP at first contact (with some exceptions) or upon future request (for example after the NPP has been modified.) There is no requirement to provide it at every visit. You only need to make a good faith effort to obtain acknowledgement at that first contact

RE: NPP and recurrent patients

2003-01-27 Thread Ribelin, Donald
Noel, that is also my understanding. -Original Message- From: Noel Chang [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 12:59 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: Re: NPP and recurrent patients The obligations of health care providers (there are different ones for

RE: who holds the power?

2003-01-24 Thread Ribelin, Donald
I strongly agree with Leslie. Donald L. Ribelin HIPAA Project Manager Firsthealth of the Carolinas (910) 215-2668 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: Harpe, Leslie [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 9:44 AM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List

RE: EMS and the NPP

2003-01-23 Thread Ribelin, Donald
) 215-2668 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: Chris Brancato [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 10:20 AM To: Ribelin, Donald; WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: RE: EMS and the NPP Don, I consult with some of the nations largest Fire/EMS

RE: EMS and the NPP

2003-01-21 Thread Ribelin, Donald
An interesting question from our EMS HIPAA rep yesterday: When EMS treats and transports an accident victim to another hospital (one not part of our enterprise), should we give them a copy of our NPP? One of the underlying issues centers on our management of EMS in several counties.

RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone

2003-01-17 Thread Ribelin, Donald
So far, the best scenario I have seen is the phone call that requests the patient to call back to the office. Part of the call back involves a pin or secret code that the patient was provided previously. Donald L. Ribelin HIPAA Project Manager Firsthealth of the Carolinas (910) 215-2668 [EMAIL

RE: HIPAA privacy and telephone

2003-01-17 Thread Ribelin, Donald
, Telecommunications, Telephone Fraud Abuse, Training Programs, Policy Procedures, Management Audits. PO# 4515, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 Phone: 508-845-6000 EMail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: Ribelin, Donald [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 10:09 AM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy