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HealthInfo RecTech2

Medical Terminology

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) a law governing the portability of health insurance when workers change jobs, the standards for electronic healthcare transactions, and the security and privacy of health data
Privacy Rule a part of HIPAA that outlines standards for maintaining patient confidentiality and safeguarding financial and administrative data during electronic transfer
patient confidentiality the right to expect that healthcare information will not be disclosed without a patient’s authorization
breach of confidentiality disclosure of patient information without prior written consent
compliance the process of adhering to state and federal laws
protected health information (PHI) any information about a person’s health, healthcare, or payment for health services that can be linked to a specific patient
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a United States government organization that establishes guidelines for health information management compliance
Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigates abuse, fraud, waste, and mismanagement within a government organization
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) a not-for-profit professional organization serving the educational, credentialing, networking, and advocacy needs of health information management (HIM) professionals
Created by: rleroux