HIPAA privacy rules

Privacy rules of HIPAA

HIPAA privacy rules address how those entities required to comply with HIPAA regulations must operate in order to protect the confidentiality of patients’ medical records. Healthcare providers and medical billers alike must abide by these rules or face fines for non-compliance.

HIPAA privacy rules have the sole purpose of protecting the privacy of patient medical records and assisting responsible parties for accomplishing this task in the most efficient and complete manner. When complied with in entirety, patients can be very confident in the security and confidentiality of their health-related documentation.

Patients are afforded the ability to release their medical records if they so choose and HIPAA privacy rules allow them to do so with great directness and precision. HIPAA ensures that those tasked with selectively releasing patient data provide easy to understand the documentation that the patient signs to certify authorization for a release of their records.

  • HIPAA Privacy Rules cover how those involved with PHI must preserve the confidentiality of these data. Healthcare providers and billers are responsible to abide by these rules.
  • Security guidelines are given to assist responsible parties in protecting patient records.
  • When PHIs are to be shared outside of those directly involved in healthcare and the billing processes, guidelines are in place to empower the patient to protect his or her privacy. He or she has the ability to direct to whom information is shared and the nature of that data.
  • Telegenisys is an externally audited HIPAA compliant service provider that can offer assistance with case handling and records management functions.

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