Basic HIPAA Quiz: Test!

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The health insurance portability and accountability act is a federal law that inhibits access to private medical information. For this quiz, you need to be conscious of who must abide by HIPPA rules and regulations, the best way to secure your password, what health information is, and what was important about the HITECH and Omnibus Rule. If you need to know about HIPPA, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who must abide by HIPAA rules and regulations?

    • A.

      Both business associates and covered entities

    • B.

      Covered Entities only

    • C.

      Business Associates only

    • D.

      Either business associates or covered entities

    Correct Answer
    A. Both business associates and covered entities
    Explanation
    Both business associates and covered entities must abide by HIPAA rules and regulations. Covered entities include healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses, while business associates are individuals or organizations that provide services to covered entities and have access to protected health information. HIPAA rules aim to protect the privacy and security of patients' health information and require compliance from both covered entities and their business associates to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive data.

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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 coverage

    • C.

      Game played by employees

    • 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 coverage
    Explanation
    HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It is an act that aims to improve the portability of health insurance coverage, allowing individuals to maintain their insurance coverage even when they change jobs or have pre-existing medical conditions. It also establishes standards to protect the privacy and security of individuals' health information, ensuring that their personal health data is kept confidential and secure.

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  • 3. 

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

    • A.

      Never share your password with anyone

    • B.

      Creating passwords that are only lower case letters.

    • C.

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

    • D.

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

    Correct Answer
    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 increases the risk of unauthorized access to your accounts and personal information. It is important to keep your password confidential and not disclose it to anyone, even if they are a friend or acquaintance. By following this practice, you can maintain the privacy and security of your accounts.

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  • 4. 

    What is Health information?

    • A.

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

    • B.

      Created or received by an healthcare professional

    • C.

      The health information of the pet of a patient.

    • D.

      Payment provision of healthcare to an individual.

    Correct Answer
    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. This information is typically created or received by a healthcare professional and is used to provide healthcare services to the individual. It does not include the health information of a patient's pet or the payment provision of healthcare.

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  • 5. 

    Potential security incidents are:

    • A.

      Correct patient name

    • B.

      Correct physician ID

    • C.

      Incorrect template use

    Correct Answer
    C. Incorrect template use
    Explanation
    The potential security incidents mentioned in the question are "Correct patient name" and "Correct physician ID". These incidents refer to situations where patient names and physician IDs are handled correctly, indicating that there is no security breach in terms of identifying the correct individuals. However, the third potential security incident mentioned is "Incorrect template use". This suggests that there might be a misuse or mishandling of templates, which could lead to security vulnerabilities or breaches in the system.

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  • 6. 

    If a Breach occurs, this must be reported immediately.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the given statement, it is stated that if a breach occurs, it must be reported immediately. This implies that reporting a breach is necessary and should be done without delay. Therefore, the correct answer is True, indicating that it is indeed true that a breach must be reported immediately.

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  • 7. 

    IIHI is a subset of Health Information.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    IIHI stands for Individually 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 includes any information related to an individual's health. Since IIHI is a subset of Health Information, the statement "IIHI is a subset of Health Information" is true.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following comply with HIPAA regulations?

    • A.

      Do not tell friends or family about patients

    • B.

      Do not discuss PHI in public areas

    • C.

      A breach need not be reported.

    • D.

      Passwords can be shared with friends.

    Correct Answer
    B. Do not discuss PHI in public areas
    Explanation
    The statement "Do not discuss PHI in public areas" complies with HIPAA regulations because it ensures that protected health information (PHI) is not disclosed or shared in public places where unauthorized individuals may overhear or access it. HIPAA regulations require healthcare providers and organizations to safeguard PHI and maintain its confidentiality, and discussing it in public areas would violate these regulations.

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  • 9. 

    HIPAA stands for?

    • A.

      Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

    • B.

      Health Portability Act.

    • C.

      Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

    Correct Answer
    C. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
    Explanation
    HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act was enacted in 1996 to ensure the privacy and security of individuals' health information. It provides guidelines and regulations for healthcare providers, health plans, and other entities that handle protected health information. The act also aims to promote the portability of health insurance coverage and prevent fraud and abuse in the healthcare industry.

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  • 10. 

    What was important about the HITECH and Omnibus rule?

    • A.

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

    • B.

      Easy to access patient protected information

    • C.

      Transportation between healthcare facilities

    • D.

      Strengthened the power of hospitals.

    Correct Answer
    A. Strengthened HIPAA requirements and expanded the rights of individuals under HIPAA.
    Explanation
    The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) and 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. These rules aimed to enhance the privacy and security of patient health information, promote the adoption of electronic health records, and increase transparency in healthcare practices. By strengthening HIPAA requirements, the rules aimed to ensure that healthcare organizations and providers are taking appropriate measures to protect patient data and giving individuals more control over their health information.

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