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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability act was put in place to ensure that a patient’s personal and medical information is not shared anyhow to outsiders. How much do you know about HIPAA and its effect to the insurance sector? Give the quiz below a try and find out. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Even if I do not work in a clinic, HIPAA applies to me.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a federal law in the United States that protects the privacy and security of individuals' health information. It applies to various entities, including healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses. However, it is important to note that HIPAA also applies to individuals who may not work in a clinic. This is because HIPAA safeguards the privacy and security of all individuals' health information, regardless of their occupation or role in the healthcare industry. Therefore, it is true that HIPAA applies to individuals even if they do not work in a clinic.

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  • 2. 

    If someone that I do not recognize is walking through a resticted workspace or at a computer in a colleague's office while that person I away, I should do which of the follwing:

    • A.

      Nothing

    • B.

      Notify a Supervisor or Manager

    • C.

      Ask if you can help them find what they are looking for

    • D.

      Assume they have permission to be there

    Correct Answer
    B. Notify a Supervisor or Manager
    Explanation
    If someone that I do not recognize is walking through a restricted workspace or at a computer in a colleague's office while that person is away, it is important to notify a supervisor or manager. This is because unauthorized individuals in restricted areas can pose a security risk and may be attempting to access sensitive information or engage in malicious activities. By notifying a supervisor or manager, appropriate action can be taken to investigate the situation and ensure the safety and security of the workspace.

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  • 3. 

    When leaving my desk, I should do which of the following:

    • A.

      Log off or lock the computer

    • B.

      Tell someone to watch my work area

    • C.

      Set my screen saver timeout feature to 5 min.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Log off or lock the computer
    Explanation
    When leaving the desk, it is important to log off or lock the computer to ensure the security of sensitive information. This prevents unauthorized access or tampering with the system. Telling someone to watch the work area may not provide the same level of security as logging off or locking the computer. Setting the screen saver timeout feature to 5 minutes may help conserve energy but does not address the security aspect. Therefore, the correct action to take is to log off or lock the computer.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these are possible consequences of a security failure?

    • A.

      Patient privacy is compromised

    • B.

      Patient records can be altered or lost

    • C.

      Patient safety is compromised

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A security failure can have several possible consequences. Patient privacy can be compromised, meaning that sensitive information may be accessed or disclosed without authorization. Patient records can also be altered or lost, leading to potential inaccuracies in medical history or treatment plans. Additionally, patient safety can be compromised if security measures are not in place, as unauthorized access to medical devices or systems can pose risks to patients. Therefore, all of the mentioned consequences are possible outcomes of a security failure.

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  • 5. 

    Examples of employee carelessness would be:

    • A.

      Letting others know your password

    • B.

      Using instant messaging or chat rooms

    • C.

      Misdirected e-mails and or faxes

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The given answer, "All of the above," is correct because it encompasses all the examples mentioned in the question. Employee carelessness can be demonstrated by letting others know their password, using instant messaging or chat rooms, and sending misdirected emails or faxes. All these actions can compromise security and confidentiality, making them examples of employee carelessness.

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  • 6. 

    It is okay to share your password with a trusted co-worker if they need to access something on your computer while you are out of the office for a few days.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sharing passwords, even with trusted co-workers, is not recommended as it poses a security risk. It is important to maintain the confidentiality of passwords to protect sensitive information and prevent unauthorized access. Instead, it is advisable to use alternative methods such as granting temporary access or providing necessary information to the co-worker without sharing the actual password.

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  • 7. 

    What is your responsibility regarding HIPAA?

    • A.

      Keep protected health information private and secure

    • B.

      Keep notes on a patient’s protected health information to use during collection efforts.

    • C.

      Keep the protected health information for all the patients you have called today on your desk for your supervisor to reference, if needed.

    • D.

      Leave a patient’s account and their protected health information on your monitor when you take a break.

    Correct Answer
    A. Keep protected health information private and secure
    Explanation
    The responsibility regarding HIPAA is to keep protected health information private and secure. This means ensuring that patient's personal medical information is not shared or accessed by unauthorized individuals. It is important to maintain confidentiality and follow proper security protocols to protect sensitive data. Keeping notes on a patient's protected health information for collection efforts, leaving information on the desk for supervisor reference, or leaving information on the monitor during a break would all be violations of HIPAA regulations.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following activities is NOT considered a possible violation of HIPAA?

    • A.

      A rep leaves the patient’s information on screen when s/he is not around.

    • B.

      A collector shares PHI with co-workers in the office.

    • C.

      A collector sends PHI to the patient via fax machine.

    • D.

      A collector obtains PHI from a covered entity in electronic format.

    Correct Answer
    D. A collector obtains PHI from a covered entity in electronic format.
  • 9. 

    Which of the following is a true statement regarding HIPAA?

    • A.

      It is OK to have your cell phone on at your desk as long as it is on silent

    • B.

      You can use a cell phone at your desk as long as it is during a break

    • C.

      No personal cell phones should be on the call floor at any time.

    • D.

      It is acceptable to use a cell phone at your desk to text message only.

    Correct Answer
    C. No personal cell phones should be on the call floor at any time.
  • 10. 

    What does HIPAA stand for?

    • A.

      Health Information Protection Agency of America.

    • B.

      Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

    • C.

      Health Information Protection Accountability Act.

    • D.

      Health Industry Protection Agency Act.

    Correct Answer
    B. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
    Explanation
    HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act was enacted in 1996 to protect the privacy and security of individuals' health information. It establishes national standards for the electronic exchange of health information and sets rules for healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of patient data. The act also gives patients certain rights over their health information, such as the right to access and amend their records. Overall, HIPAA aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system while safeguarding patient privacy.

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  • 11. 

    It is a violation of HIPAA to throw pHI in a garbage can.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that protects the privacy and security of individuals' health information. It sets standards for how healthcare providers handle and store Protected Health Information (PHI). PHI includes any information that can be used to identify an individual, such as their name, address, social security number, or medical records. Throwing PHI in a garbage can would be a violation of HIPAA because it does not ensure the proper disposal and protection of sensitive information.

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  • 12. 

    You can be personally sued if you violate HIPAA.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that protects the privacy and security of individuals' health information. If someone violates HIPAA by improperly disclosing or using protected health information, they can be held legally liable. This means that individuals who violate HIPAA can be personally sued for their actions. Therefore, the statement "You can be personally sued if you violate HIPAA" is true.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following are considered “High Risk” (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      Faxing

    • B.

      Printing

    • C.

      E-mailing Patients

    • D.

      Accessing online payment screens

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Faxing
    B. Printing
    C. E-mailing Patients
    Explanation
    Faxing, printing, and emailing patients are considered "High Risk" because they involve transmitting sensitive patient information, such as medical records or personal data, which can be intercepted or accessed by unauthorized individuals. Accessing online payment screens may also be considered high risk if proper security measures are not in place to protect sensitive financial information.

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