Tag: HIPAA Privacy Rule

medical record check list 2023

12-Point Medical Record Checklist : What Is Included in a Medical Record

A medical record is systematic documentation of a patient’s medical history and care. It usually contains the patient’s health information (PHI) which includes identification information, health history, medical examination findings, and Medical billing information. Medical records were traditionally kept in paper form, with tabs separating the sections. As printed reports were generated, they were moved […]
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What is the HIPAA Security Rule?

The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities and business associates to implement technical, physical, and administrative safeguards. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required the HHS secretary to develop rules for safeguarding electronic protected health information (ePHI). Out of these requirements, HHS created the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security […]
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HHS Proposes HIPAA Modifications

The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday unveiled proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule that federal officials say will improve patient access to their medical records, encourage coordinated care and cut red tape. “Our proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule will break down barriers that have stood in […]
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