Nurse Next Door-HIPAA Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the acronym HIPAA stand for?

    • A.

      Human Inclusion Practically Action

    • B.

      Health Information Peace and Plan

    • C.

      Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act

    • D.

      Healthful Inquiry Portability Action

    Correct Answer
    C. Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act
    Explanation
    HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act. This act was enacted in 1996 and is a federal law in the United States that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. It sets standards for the electronic exchange, privacy, and security of health information. The act also ensures that individuals can maintain their health insurance coverage even when they change jobs or have pre-existing medical conditions.

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  • 2. 

    True/False-As a staff member who provides service to Agency clients, I am responsible to maintain client confidentiality of services received and what happens within their home setting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    As a staff member providing service to Agency clients, it is crucial to maintain client confidentiality. This means that any information about the services they receive and what happens within their home setting should not be disclosed to anyone without the client's consent. Respecting and safeguarding client confidentiality is essential for building trust, ensuring privacy, and upholding professional ethics in the field of service provision.

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  • 3. 

    Who is responsible for understanding and following HIPAA rules?

    • A.

      Anyone who reads the newspaper

    • B.

      Only cleaning staff

    • C.

      All workers who visit the client on weekends

    • D.

      Anyone who has contact with a Client's personal health information

    Correct Answer
    D. Anyone who has contact with a Client's personal health information
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Anyone who has contact with a Client's personal health information." This is because HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) rules are designed to protect the privacy and security of individuals' health information. Therefore, anyone who comes into contact with a client's personal health information, regardless of their role or position, is responsible for understanding and following HIPAA rules to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of the information.

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  • 4. 

    What does "PHI" stand for?

    • A.

      Personal Home Ingredients

    • B.

      Personal Home guard history

    • C.

      Protected Health Information

    • D.

      Protection of Home Invasions

    Correct Answer
    C. Protected Health Information
    Explanation
    "PHI" stands for "Protected Health Information." This term refers to any personal health information that is collected, stored, or transmitted by healthcare providers, insurers, or other entities covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). PHI includes a wide range of data, such as medical records, test results, and billing information. It is crucial to protect PHI to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality.

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  • 5. 

    What information included in PHI?

    • A.

      The family members middle names

    • B.

      Past vacation locations of the client

    • C.

      Clothing sizes of the client

    • D.

      Social security number age, date of birth

    Correct Answer
    D. Social security number age, date of birth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is social security number, age, and date of birth. This information is considered protected health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). PHI includes any individually identifiable health information, such as demographic data, that is created, received, or maintained by a covered entity. This information is protected to ensure the privacy and security of individuals' health information.

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  • 6. 

    What information can be disclosed without  specific consent of the Client?

    • A.

      Nothing

    • B.

      Specific information required for client treatment, payment or legal issues

    • C.

      Information for shopping

    • D.

      Information on the grocery menu

    Correct Answer
    A. Nothing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nothing". This means that no information can be disclosed without specific consent from the client. This is important to protect the client's privacy and confidentiality. Any information related to treatment, payment, legal issues, shopping, or the grocery menu cannot be disclosed without the client's explicit consent.

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  • 7. 

    Can service be provided prior to obtaining Client's signature on consent form?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Sometimes

    • D.

      Only on Sundays

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The answer is "No" because obtaining the client's signature on a consent form is a crucial step in ensuring that the client has given informed consent for the services being provided. Without the client's signature, there may be legal and ethical implications, as it could be seen as a violation of the client's rights. Therefore, it is important to always obtain the client's signature on the consent form before providing any services.

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  • 8. 

    Out of 18 possible personal identifiers, how many must be removed when de-identifying PHI?

    • A.

      All that mention the client's food preferences

    • B.

      21

    • C.

      All 18 of them

    • D.

      Family names of cousins

    Correct Answer
    C. All 18 of them
    Explanation
    When de-identifying PHI (Personal Health Information), all 18 personal identifiers must be removed. This includes any mention of the client's food preferences, as well as family names of cousins. Removing all 18 identifiers ensures that the PHI cannot be linked back to the individual, maintaining their privacy and confidentiality.

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  • 9. 

    If I feel confidentiality has been breached, I should-

    • A.

      Open all the windows in the client's home

    • B.

      Be sure to call my gardener

    • C.

      Tell the next delivery man who comes to the house

    • D.

      Contact my supervisor immediately

    Correct Answer
    D. Contact my supervisor immediately
    Explanation
    If an individual feels that confidentiality has been breached, the appropriate action to take is to contact their supervisor immediately. This is because supervisors are responsible for handling and addressing any concerns related to breaches of confidentiality. They have the authority and knowledge to investigate the situation, provide guidance, and take necessary actions to rectify the breach and ensure that it does not happen again in the future. It is important to involve the supervisor in order to maintain the trust and privacy of the client.

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  • 10. 

    True or False-I can talk with a client about the care/services received by another "Client"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not appropriate to discuss the care/services received by one client with another client. Client confidentiality is a crucial aspect of maintaining trust and privacy in any professional setting, including healthcare or service industries. Sharing such information without proper consent would violate ethical guidelines and could potentially breach confidentiality agreements. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 11. 

    What format should reports prepared at home be in?

    • A.

      Entered in duplicate

    • B.

      Latin subtitles

    • C.

      In ancient Greek

    • D.

      De-identified format

    Correct Answer
    D. De-identified format
    Explanation
    Reports prepared at home should be in a de-identified format. This means that any personally identifiable information should be removed or anonymized from the report. This is important to protect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals mentioned in the report. By using a de-identified format, sensitive information such as names, addresses, and social security numbers can be replaced with unique identifiers or removed altogether. This ensures that the report can be shared or transmitted without risking the privacy of individuals involved.

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