HIPAA Test Oct - 2020

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  • 1. 

    Who must abide by HIPAA rules and regulations?

    • A.

      A. Both business associates and covered entities

    • B.

      B. Covered Entities only

    • C.

      C. Business Associates only

    • D.

      D. Either business associates or covered entities

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Both business associates and covered entities
    Explanation
    Both business associates and covered entities must abide by HIPAA rules and regulations. Covered entities refer to healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses, while business associates are individuals or organizations that perform certain functions or activities on behalf of covered entities. HIPAA rules and regulations aim to protect the privacy and security of individuals' health information and ensure its confidentiality. Therefore, both covered entities and their business associates have the responsibility to comply with HIPAA requirements to safeguard patients' sensitive information.

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  • 2. 

    What is HIPAA?

    • A.

      A regulation to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in the health care setting

    • B.

      An act to amend and improve the portability of health insurance coveragetion 2

    • C.

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    • D.

      A rule to set standards with respect to the rights of individuals to their health information

    Correct Answer
    B. An act to amend and improve the portability of health insurance coveragetion 2
  • 3. 

    Which of the following are best practices for securing your password?

    • A.

      A. Never share your password with anyone

    • B.

      B. Creating passwords which are only lower case letters.

    • C.

      C. Do not post or save your password where others can find it

    • D.

      D. If you are asked for your password by a friend, you share it with them.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Never share your password with anyone
    Explanation
    The best practice for securing your password is to never share it with anyone. Sharing your password with others can compromise the security of your account and make it easier for unauthorized individuals to access your personal information. By keeping your password private, you reduce the risk of unauthorized access and protect your online accounts from potential threats.

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  • 4. 

    What is Health information?  

    • A.

      A. The past, present or future physical/mental health or condition of an individual

    • B.

      B. Created or received by an healthcare professional

    • C.

      C. The health information of the pet of a patient.

    • D.

      D. Payment provision of healthcare to an individual.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. The past, present or future physical/mental health or condition of an individual
    Explanation
    Health information refers to the past, present, or future physical/mental health or condition of an individual. It includes any data or records related to a person's health, such as medical history, diagnoses, treatments, and test results. This information is crucial for healthcare professionals to provide appropriate care and make informed decisions about a person's health. It is protected by privacy laws and regulations to ensure confidentiality and security.

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  • 5. 

    Potential security incidents are:

    • A.

      A. Correct patient name

    • B.

      B. Correct physician ID

    • C.

      C. Incorrect template use

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Incorrect template use
    Explanation
    The correct answer is c. Incorrect template use. This is because potential security incidents in this scenario are related to the misuse or incorrect use of templates. While having the correct patient name and physician ID are important for accurate record-keeping, they do not directly relate to security incidents. On the other hand, incorrect template use can lead to unauthorized access or disclosure of sensitive information, compromising the security and privacy of patient data.

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  • 6. 

    IIHI is a subset of Health Information

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    IIHI stands for Individual Identifiable Health Information, which refers to any health information that can be used to identify an individual. Health Information, on the other hand, is a broader term that encompasses all types of information related to health. Therefore, it can be concluded that IIHI is a subset of Health Information, making the answer True.

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  • 7. 

    If a Breach occurs, this must be reported immediately.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A breach refers to any unauthorized access, disclosure, or acquisition of sensitive information. Reporting a breach immediately is crucial because it allows for prompt action to mitigate the potential harm caused by the breach. This can include notifying affected individuals, implementing security measures to prevent further breaches, and complying with legal and regulatory requirements. By reporting breaches promptly, organizations demonstrate their commitment to protecting sensitive data and minimizing the impact on individuals affected by the breach.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following comply with HIPAA regulations?

    • A.

      A. Do not tell friends or family about patients

    • B.

      B. Do not discuss PHI in public areas

    • C.

      C. A breach need not be reported.

    • D.

      D. Passwords can be shared with friends.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Do not discuss PHI in public areas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is b. Do not discuss PHI in public areas. This answer complies with HIPAA regulations because HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requires healthcare professionals to maintain the privacy and security of patients' protected health information (PHI). Discussing PHI in public areas can potentially lead to unauthorized access or disclosure of sensitive patient information, which is a violation of HIPAA regulations. Therefore, healthcare professionals should avoid discussing PHI in public areas to ensure compliance with HIPAA.

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  • 9. 

    HIPAA stands for

    • A.

      A. Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

    • B.

      B. Health Portability Act.

    • C.

      C. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
    Explanation
    HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act was enacted in 1996 in the United States and its main purpose is to protect the privacy and security of individuals' health information. It sets standards for the electronic exchange, privacy, and security of health information. HIPAA also establishes rules and regulations for healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of patient information. It also provides individuals with rights to access and control their own health information.

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  • 10. 

    What was important about the HITECH and Omnibus rule?

    • A.

      A. Strengthened HIPAA requirements and expanded the rights of individuals under HIPAA.

    • B.

      B. Easy to access patient protected information

    • C.

      C. Transportation between healthcare facilities

    • D.

      D. Strengthened the power of hospitals.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Strengthened HIPAA requirements and expanded the rights of individuals under HIPAA.
    Explanation
    The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act and the Omnibus rule were important because they strengthened the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and expanded the rights of individuals under HIPAA. This means that healthcare organizations and providers are now required to have stronger security measures in place to protect patient information, and individuals have more control over their own health information and how it is used and shared. These regulations were put in place to improve the privacy and security of electronic health records and promote the adoption of electronic health information exchange.

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