RE: NPP distribution

2003-04-02 Thread Bentz-Miller, Judith
In regs 164.520 it states"No later than the date of the first service delivery, including service delivered electronically, to such individual after the compliance date for the covered health care provider;So it is a combo of the two of them. Receive NPP and sign acknowledgement no later

RE: NPP in the waiting room

2003-03-28 Thread Craig Moen
Unfortunately, I joined late, but I was informed that someone had commented on HIPAA wallpaper in the CMS conference call earlier this week. It seemed(from what I heard second hand) that it would be appropriate to use notebooks or some sort of contained version of the NPP. Those who heard

RE: NPP in the waiting room

2003-03-28 Thread rachelmcass
I believe that in the conference call Wednesday, an OCR rep stated that there is no requirement as to how a provider posts the NPP, only that the provider post the notice in a clear and prominent location where it is reasonable to expect individuals seeking service from the covered health care

Re: NPP and Disclosure

2003-03-27 Thread Doug Webb
Gregory, Your client is wrong. Accounting for Every disclosure if definately not required by the Privacy or Security regs. Most transactions involving the Treatment of Patients and obtaining Payment are explicitly excluded from the need to report them (in very great detail as to what is

RE: NPP in Other Languages

2003-03-19 Thread Matthew Rosenblum
-Mail a la dirección mostrada y elimine el mensaje original. Gracias. -Original Message- From: Charles H. Thulin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:10 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: RE: NPP in Other Languages John, I don't agree that the plain

RE: NPP in Other Languages

2003-03-18 Thread Line, Phyllis
Title: RE: NPP in Other Languages We are translating our notice into Spanish. -Original Message- From: Kathy Findley [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 1:08 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: NPP in Other Languages Hello All! I don't belive

Re: NPP in Other Languages

2003-03-18 Thread Beth Cole
As are we. We have a part-time professional translator on staff who is/will be translating all of our HIPAA-related patient correspondence for us. Beth Line, Phyllis wrote: We are translating our notice into Spanish. -Original Message- From: Kathy Findley [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: NPP in Other Languages

2003-03-18 Thread Sonya . Springer
This message is intended only for certain recipients and may be privileged or confidential. If you have received it in error, please notify us and delete it without making or retaining a copy. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR OWN COUNSEL. While HIPAA may not require the NPP or

RE: NPP type size?

2003-03-18 Thread Keith Tularaksa
:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 11:29 AM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject:RE: NPP type size? This question was asked recently, and the answer was that in California the type size must be 12 pt. Also: From the final Privacy Regulation Preamble: Plain

Re: NPP in Other Languages

2003-03-18 Thread David Ermer
It strikes me as an attorney who represents ERISA governed health plans that the NPP can be considered a material modification to the health plan under the U.S. Labor Department's (DOL) rules. DOL, in contrast to HHS, has very specific rules on distributing a summary plan description or a summary

RE: NPP in Other Languages

2003-03-18 Thread Christiansen, John (SEA)
] Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 1:53 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: Re: NPP in Other Languages It strikes me as an attorney who represents ERISA governed health plans that the NPP can be considered a material modification to the health plan under the U.S. Labor Department's (DOL

RE: NPP in Other Languages

2003-03-18 Thread CBowman
and Compliance Coordinator Catawba County Health Department 828-695-5847 -Original Message- From: Christiansen, John (SEA) [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:43 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: RE: NPP in Other Languages Folks - The plain language

RE: NPP type size?

2003-03-18 Thread Sherry Neuman
-Original Message-From: Keith Tularaksa [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 1:26 PMTo: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup ListSubject: RE: NPP type size?I'm sorry to beat this one to death, but is there a citation for California stating that the font size has to be 12 pt

RE: NPP in Other Languages

2003-03-18 Thread Charles H. Thulin
-Original Message- From: Christiansen, John (SEA) [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 2:43 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: RE: NPP in Other Languages Folks - The plain language requirement for the NPP incorporates regulatory requirements that include

RE: NPP in Other Languages

2003-03-17 Thread Halfhill, Annette
We are currently having it interpreted into Russian, Somali and Spanish. -Original Message- From: Kathy Findley [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 2:08 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: NPP in Other Languages Hello All! I don't belive it's required

RE: NPP in Other Languages

2003-03-17 Thread Sherry Neuman
Title: Message In the compliance tool I have developed, I am offering not just the Notice in Spanish but the other important "patient" documents as well--the Authorization, Requests for Restrictions/Confidential Communications/Access/Amendment forms and the letters to patients denying

Re: NPP type size?

2003-03-14 Thread William J. Kammerer
You can't prove a negative - I don't believe the Privacy Rule mandates any particular font size. 9 point is really the smallest human-readable size. 12 point is the standard at which most folks feel comfortable. 10 point is the absolute minimum to be taken seriously, though it touches on the

RE: NPP type size?

2003-03-14 Thread Sherry Neuman
Please reply to all. -Original Message- From: Beth Cole [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 7:23 AM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: NPP type size? I've seen several references on various mailing lists to something said at one of the OCR regional

RE: NPP type size?

2003-03-14 Thread Musser, Marilyn J
: Sherry Neuman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 10:55 AM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject:RE: NPP type size? Please reply to all. -Original Message- From: Beth Cole [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 7:23 AM To: WEDI

RE: NPP type size?

2003-03-14 Thread Sherry Neuman
) -Original Message- From: Musser, Marilyn J [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 10:16 AM To: Sherry Neuman; WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: RE: NPP type size? Hi- the body type for our NOPP is 10 pt - see it on our web site: http://www.wellmark.com

RE: NPP type size?

2003-03-14 Thread Patricia Conroe
fax: 515.245.4620 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: Sherry Neuman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 10:55 AM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject:RE: NPP type size? Please reply to all. -Original Message- From: Beth Cole

RE: NPP type size?

2003-03-14 Thread DCampbell
:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 1:29 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: RE: NPP type size? This question was asked recently, and the answer was that in California the type size must be 12 pt. Also: From the final Privacy Regulation Preamble: Plain Language

Re: NPP type size?

2003-03-14 Thread Ellen Rubin
. - Original Message - From: William J. Kammerer [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 8:32 AM Subject: Re: NPP type size? You can't prove a negative - I don't believe the Privacy Rule mandates any particular font size. 9

RE: NPP type size?

2003-03-14 Thread Art Schenkman
I second the motion. All in favor say Aye (please don't reply, just kidding) -Original Message- From: Ellen Rubin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 1:46 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: Re: NPP type size? When this HIPAA

RE: NPP type size?

2003-03-14 Thread Karen Williamson
Workgroup List Subject: RE: NPP type size? I second the motion. All in favor say Aye (please don't reply, just kidding) -Original Message- From: Ellen Rubin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 1:46 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: Re: NPP

RE: NPP type size?

2003-03-14 Thread Marcia Meinert
. -Original Message- From: Patricia Conroe [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 1:06 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: RE: NPP type size? I can't cite the documentation specifically, but I have been informed by other coworkers that Medicare does require a 12 font

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: NPP and accounting for disclosures - was Medicare audits: op erations?

2003-02-14 Thread CBowman
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 12:12 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: Re: NPP and accounting for disclosures - was Medicare audits: op erations? Molly, Cindi: Where I was coming from is that if I made such a disclosure, I would want to know that I made

RE: NPP and accounting for disclosures - was Medicare audits: op erations?

2003-02-14 Thread Halterman, Anita
Title: Message Read 45 164.502 uses and disclosures of protected health information: general rules:(i) "Standard: Uses and disclosures consistent with notice. A covered entity that is required by 164.520 [the section addressing the notice of privacy practices] to have a notice may not use or

RE: NPP and accounting for disclosures - was Medicare audits: op erations?

2003-02-14 Thread Halterman, Anita
, 2003 11:10 AMTo: Halterman, Anita; WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup ListSubject: RE: NPP and accounting for disclosures - was Medicare audits: op erations? Anita, I do not agree with your interpretation. You are required to provide the notice, yes. You are allowed disclosures for TPO, yes

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: NPP revisions

2003-01-30 Thread Chris Apple
Subject: RE: NPP revisions Can anyone verify that health plans do not require obtaining an acknowledgement for NPP? Only providers

Re: NPP revisions

2003-01-30 Thread Connie Hein
www.hipaasurvival.com - Original Message - From: Doug Turpin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 7:58 AM Subject: RE: NPP revisions Can anyone verify that health plans do

RE: NPP revisions

2003-01-29 Thread Mimi Hart
Subject: RE: NPP revisions Expense. Linda Noel Corporate Privacy Officer Corporate Compliance Orlando Regional Healthcare 321-843-8693 -Original Message- From: Traci Winter [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 2:27 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup

Re: NPP revisions

2003-01-29 Thread Noel Chang
Yes, it is not necessary. You only have to obtain written acknowledgment of an individual's receipt of your NPP one time (on the first service delivery after the compliance date). After that, if you subsequently revise your NPP you only need to post the revised notice in your facility, and

Re: NPP and illiterate population

2003-01-27 Thread William J. Kammerer
-3859 +1 (614) 487-0320 - Original Message - From: Ribelin, Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, 27 January, 2003 08:11 AM Subject: RE: NPP and illiterate population Yes William I do believe that some will read my company's NPP

Re: NPP and Illiterate Population

2003-01-27 Thread LAURA HEMINGWAY
I work at an agency that provides Community Mental Health Services to. These services are for individuals with limited assets, experience chronic mental health problems and are often either illiterate or have compromised cognitive abilities. Because of their lack of resources, 90% of the time we

Re: NPP and recurrent patients

2003-01-27 Thread Kelli Knuckles
Traci- You only have to provide your patients with the NPP once. You need to somehow track that you have provided the patient with a copy. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that if you change or update your NPP new copies need to be provided to your patients. At least that's my

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 Dan Kelsey
delivery. See 45 CFR 164.502(c)(2). Hope this helps Dan Kelsey Practice Advisor Indiana State Medical Association -Original Message- From: Kelli Knuckles [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 12:16 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: Re: NPP and recurrent

Re: NPP and recurrent patients

2003-01-27 Thread Noel Chang
--- From: Kelli Knuckles [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 10:15:36 -0700 Subject: Re: NPP and recurrent patients Traci- You only have to provide your patients with the NPP once. You need to somehow track that you have provided

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

RE: NPP and recurrent patients

2003-01-27 Thread Beth . Kranda
[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 health plans) to distribute your NPP if you revise it after initially disitributing

RE: NPP and illiterate population

2003-01-27 Thread timmcguinness
in the long run may actually be lest costly. -Original Message- From: Ribelin, Donald [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 8:11 AM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: RE: NPP and illiterate population Yes William I do believe that some will read my company's NPP

RE: NPP and illiterate population

2003-01-26 Thread Darrell Rishel
advice or a binding signature. -Original Message- From: William J. Kammerer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 4:25 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: Re: NPP and illiterate population Why agonize over it? Do you really believe anyone

RE: NPP and illiterate population

2003-01-24 Thread Bentz-Miller, Judith
We will be RECORDING it as a voice mail message (our system handles over 12 minutes!) and having an extension, with access on both the local line and 800 line. We are also having a privacy (800 number) hotline set up and both numbers will be listed on business cards. Business cards will be

RE: NPP and illiterate population

2003-01-24 Thread Jennifer Peters
Title: Message How is everyone handling a situation where a patient is literate, but unable to comprehend the NPP? -Original Message-From: Bentz-Miller, Judith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 11:10 AMTo: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup ListSubject: RE

Re: NPP and illiterate population

2003-01-24 Thread William J. Kammerer
: Friday, 24 January, 2003 05:49 PM Subject: RE: NPP and illiterate population How is everyone handling a situation where a patient is literate, but unable to comprehend the NPP? -Original Message- From: Bentz-Miller, Judith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 11:10 AM

RE: NPP and illiterate population

2003-01-24 Thread Benjamin W. Tartaglia
Good point. -Original Message- From: William J. Kammerer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 6:25 PM To: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup List Subject: Re: NPP and illiterate population Why agonize over it? Do you really believe anyone is going to read these things? I'm

RE: NPP and illiterate population

2003-01-24 Thread timmcguinness
be reviewed and approved by your own attorney prior to use, application, or implementation. -Original Message-From: Jennifer Peters [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 5:49 PMTo: WEDI SNIP Privacy Workgroup ListSubject: RE: NPP and illiterate population

Re: NPP and home community-based waiver programs

2003-01-10 Thread Kristen Emerson
[EMAIL PROTECTED]; Thomas Papin [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Diann Rice [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Eleanor Walker [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 4:20 PM Subject: RE: NPP and home community-based waiver programs We are also a Human Services agency, and act in the manner which you have