HIPAA/Medical Records


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HIPAA Regulations  |  Comprehensive Resources  |  HIPAA Privacy Rule  |  HIPAA Security

HIPAA Regulations

  • HIPAA Administrative Simplification
    • Complete text of proposed and final rules for all parts of HIPAA
    • Fact sheet (summary) for each proposed or final rule
    • HIPAA Implementation guide
    • Link to download Transactions and Code sets
    • Subscription to HIPAA-REGS listserve
    • FAQ list including ability to submit questions
    • Background/History of HIPAA

Comprehensive Resources

HIPAA Privacy Rule

  • HIPAA Security and Privacy Policy Checklist [pdf]
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
    • AHIMA position statement on Privacy Official
    • Sample Privacy Officer job description
    • For recommended articles, navigate to HIM Resources>Journal of AHIMA>Select Journal Articles
      • "HIPAA on the Job" series includes checklists on the following:
        • HIPAA Training (including sample database)
        • Release of Information policy/procedure
        • HIPAA issues for telecommuters
        • HIPAA transaction data mapping (including sample data map)
        • Patient rights requirements
        • Forms and documentation for HIPAA
        • Documenting compliance
      • "Countdown to Compliance: Privacy" includes:
        • Organizational assessment guidelines
        • Definition of Privacy Officer
        • Developing a HIPAA privacy "To do" list
        • List of policies
        • Sample compliance HIPAA timeline
      • "Ready, Set, Assess" includes:
        • HIPAA Privacy assessment action plan and benchmarks
  • Health Privacy Project
    • "State Law" section summarizes the Privacy Laws for each state, may help determine how your state statutes compare to HIPAA
  • U. S. Department of Education Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    • Text of FERPA regulation
    • History of FERPA

HIPAA Security