HIPAA Compliance Quiz Questions And Answers

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How well do you know about HIPAA compliance? Do you think you can attempt all these quiz questions related to HIPAA and give correct answers to them? Try your luck and see for yourself. HIPAA compliance sets the standard rules for sensitive patient data protection. In simpler terms, it's a process that protects a patient's healthcare data. Do you know what HIPAA stands for? Let's check out your knowledge with the following quiz. Good luck, dear!


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. 
    HIPAA stands for
    • A. 

      Health Insurance Portability and Assessment Act

    • B. 

      Health Insurance Printability and Accountability Act

    • C. 

      Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    • D. 

      Health Insurance Printability and Assessment Act

  • 3. 
    HIPAA requires best practices in these three areas:
    • A. 

      Administrative

    • B. 

      Health security

    • C. 

      Technical security

    • D. 

      Physical security

    • E. 

      Privacy

  • 4. 
    Healthcare providers must follow HIPAA rules, whereas health insurance companies are not responsible for protecting patient information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
     If you suspect someone is violating the facility’s privacy policy, you should:
    • A. 

      Say nothing. It's none of your business.

    • B. 

      Watch the individual until you have gathered solid evidence against them.

    • C. 

      Report your suspicions to your clinical supervisor for further follow-up.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    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.

  • 7. 
     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

  • 8. 
     Copies of patient information may be disposed of in any garbage can in the facility.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
     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

  • 10. 
     Protected health information is anything that connects a patient to his or her health information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    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

  • 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 prohibit 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 manager

    • B. 

      The need to know

    • C. 

      Permission from appropriate authority in the office

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    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 a patient.

    • C. 

      Just because you are curious.

    • D. 

      You are a relative of the patient.

  • 15. 
    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 facility has hired him and refer him to that person for assistance.

    • C. 

      Call the police.

    • D. 

      Call for help

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