HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act Of 1996) Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not among HIPAA's primary purposes? 
    • A. 

      Protecting the security of individual's health information

    • B. 

      Ensuring that all Americans have affordable health insurance

    • C. 

      Protecting the privacy of individuals' health information

  • 2. 
    What happens if a business associate of a covered entity violates HIPAA?
    • A. 

      The business associate will be subject to the same HIPAA penalties as the covered entity

    • B. 

      The business associate will be liable to the covered entity only for breach of contract

    • C. 

      Nothing - the business associates aren't subject to HIPAA

  • 3. 
    PHI may be disclosed without the patient's written authorization in which of the following situations?
    • A. 

      Sending marketing literature about healthcare-related products to the patient

    • B. 

      Sending marketing literature about non-healthcare-related products to the patient

    • C. 

      Recommending any products to the patient in a face-to-face conversation

  • 4. 
    A pharmaceutical company set up a service to send regular e-mail messages to remind people to take their anti-depressant medication. Due to a programming error, each of the people who received an e-mail message could see the names and e-mail addresses of all of the others to whom reminder messages were sent. Does this present a HIPAA problem?
    • A. 


    • B. 

      Maybe, if the e-mail messages were not encrypted

    • C. 

      No, because it was due to a programming error - not a breach of security

  • 5. 
    Which of the following guidelines should you follow when handling PHI?
    • A. 

      Take special precautions when working in the field to ensure that PHI is secured in laptops and briefcases

    • B. 

      Secure work areas by keeping documents containing PHI in a locked cabinet

    • C. 

      Take steps to verify the proper receipt of transmitted PHI, whether by fax, phone, or email

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is most accurate?
    • A. 

      Both "business associates" and "covered entities" need to understand HIPAA.

    • B. 

      "Business associates" need to understand HIPAA better than "covered entities" do.

    • C. 

      "Covered entities" need to understand HIPAA better than "business associates" do.

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