HIPAA Certification Assessment Sample Quiz

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HIPAA Certification Assessment Sample Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What kind of personally identifiable health information is protected by HIPAA privacy rule?   
    • A. 

      paper

    • B. 

      electronic

    • C. 

      The spoken word

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    If you suspect someone is violating the facility’s privacy policy, you should:    
    • A. 

      Say nothing. It is none of your business

    • B. 

      Watch the individual involved until you have gathered solid evidence against him or her

    • C. 

      Report your suspicions to your clinical instructor for further follow-up

  • 3. 
    HIPAA security and privacy regulations apply to
    • A. 

      Attending physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals

    • B. 

      Health information managers, information systems staff and other ancillary personnel only

    • C. 

      Anyone working in the facility

    • D. 

      Only staff that have direct patient contact

  • 4. 
    It would be appropriate to release patient information to
    • A. 

      The patient’s (non-attending) physician brother

    • B. 

      Personnel from the hospital the patient transferred from 2 days ago, who is calling to check on personnel from the hospital the patient transferred from 2 days ago, who is calling to check on the patient

    • C. 

      The respiratory therapy personnel doing an ordered procedure

    • D. 

      A retired physician who is a friend of the family

  • 5. 
    If a person has the ability to access facility of company systems or applications, they have a right to view any information contained in that system or application
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A visitor who asks for a patient by name may receive the following information EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Patient name

    • B. 

      Patient condition in general terms (eg stable, critical, etc)

    • C. 

      Patient room number

    • D. 

      Patient diagnosis

  • 7. 
    Copies of patient information may be disposed of in any garbage can in the facility.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The criminal penalties for improperly disclosing patient health information can be as high as fines of $250,000 and prison sentences of up to 10 years.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Protected health information is anything that connects a patient to his or her health information.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Confidentiality protections cover not just a patient’s health-related information, such as his or her diagnosis, but also other identifying information such as social security number and telephone numbers
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    You are working elsewhere in the hospital when you hear that a neighbour has just arrived in the ER for treatment after a car crash.  You should   
    • A. 

      Contact the neighbour’s spouse to alert him or her about the accident

    • B. 

      Do nothing and pretend you don’t know about it

    • C. 

      Tell the charge nurse in the ER that you know how to reach the patient’s spouse and offer the information if it’s needed

  • 12. 
    Which of the following are some common features designed to protect confidentiality of health information contained in patient medical records?    
    • A. 

      Locks on medical records rooms

    • B. 

      Passwords to access computerized records

    • C. 

      Rules that prohibits employees from looking at records unless they have a need to know

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Confidential information must not be shared with another unless the recipient has
    • A. 

      An OK from a doctor

    • B. 

      The need to know

    • C. 

      Permission from Human Resources

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is the appropriate person with whom to share patient information even if the patient has NOT specifically authorized the release of information to the individual?    
    • A. 

      A former physician of the patient who is concerned about the patient

    • B. 

      A colleague who needs information about the patient to provide proper care

    • C. 

      A friend of the patient

    • D. 

      A pharmaceutical salesman who is offering a fee for a list of patients to who he could send a free sample of his product

  • 15. 
    What is the standard for accessing patient information?    
    • A. 

      A need to know for the performance of your job

    • B. 

      If a physician asks you the diagnosis of the patient

    • C. 

      Just because you are curious

    • D. 

      You are a relative of the patient

  • 16. 
    Can you access your own medical record via the computer system?    
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    Patients have a right to access their health information
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Confidentiality and privacy are important concepts in healthcare because
    • A. 

      They help protect hospitals from lawsuits

    • B. 

      They allow patients to fell comfortable sharing information with their doctors

    • C. 

      They avoid the confusion of having people other than physician distributing information about a patient.

    • D. 

      Both a & b

  • 19. 
    You are approached by an individual who tells you that he is here to work on the computers and wants you to open a door for him or point the way to a workstation.  How do you respond to this request?    
    • A. 

      Provide him with the information or access he needs

    • B. 

      Ask him who at the hospital has hired him and refer him to that person for assistance

    • C. 

      Call the police

  • 20. 
    When is the patient’s written authorization to release information required?    
    • A. 

      In most cases, when patient information is going to be shared with anyone for reasons other that treatment, payment or health care operations

    • B. 

      Upon admission to a hospital

    • C. 

      When patient information is to be shared among two or more clinicians

    • D. 

      When patient information is used for billing a private insurer

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