Scavenger Hunt: Annual HIPAA Certification

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Scavenger Hunt: Annual HIPAA Certification - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals' protected health information, whether: electronic, written, or oral.

    • A.

      Electronic

    • B.

      Written

    • C.

      Oral

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      A and B only

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals' protected health information, including electronic, written, and oral formats. This means that regardless of how the information is stored or communicated, such as through electronic health records, paper records, or verbal discussions, the Privacy Rule still applies. This ensures that individuals' health information is protected and kept confidential regardless of the medium in which it is shared or stored.

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  • 2. 

    By enforcing the Privacy and Security Rules, ______ helps to protect the privacy of your health information.

    • A.

      Health and Human Services (HHS)

    • B.

      Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

    • C.

      Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    • D.

      Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

    Correct Answer
    B. Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
    Explanation
    By enforcing the Privacy and Security Rules, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) helps to protect the privacy of your health information. The OCR is responsible for enforcing the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which sets national standards for the protection of individuals' medical records and other personal health information. They ensure that healthcare providers, health plans, and other covered entities comply with these rules and take action against any violations. The OCR plays a crucial role in safeguarding the privacy and security of health information and ensuring that individuals' rights are protected.

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  • 3. 

    The HITECH Notification Rule requires health care providers and other HIPAA covered entities to promptly notify affected individuals of a breach, as well as the HHS Secretary and the media in cases where a breach affects more than ____ individuals.

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      250

    • C.

      500

    • D.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    C. 500
    Explanation
    The HITECH Notification Rule mandates that health care providers and other HIPAA covered entities must notify affected individuals, the HHS Secretary, and the media in cases where a breach affects more than 500 individuals. This requirement ensures that individuals are promptly informed about breaches that may compromise their personal health information and allows for appropriate action to be taken to mitigate any potential harm.

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  • 4. 

    According to the HITECH Enforcement Rule, the maximum penalty amount for all violations of an identical provision is:

    • A.

      $10,000

    • B.

      $25,000

    • C.

      $1 million

    • D.

      $1.5 million

    Correct Answer
    D. $1.5 million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is $1.5 million. The HITECH Enforcement Rule states that the maximum penalty amount for all violations of an identical provision is $1.5 million. This means that if an organization is found to have violated the same provision multiple times, the maximum penalty they can face is $1.5 million. This is a significant amount and serves as a deterrent for organizations to ensure compliance with the provisions of the HITECH Act.

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  • 5. 

    The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information, called ____________.

    • A.

      Protected Health Information

    • B.

      Personal Health Information

    • C.

      Unique Health Information

    • D.

      Substantial Health Information

    Correct Answer
    A. Protected Health Information
    Explanation
    The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information, called Protected Health Information. This means that any information that can be used to identify an individual's health status, provision of healthcare, or payment for healthcare services is protected under this rule. This includes information such as medical records, lab results, and insurance information. The rule sets standards for how this information should be handled and shared to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality.

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  • 6. 

    The Security Rule protects a subset of information covered by the Privacy Rule, which is all individually identifiable health information a covered entity creates, receives, maintains or transmits in _________ form.

    • A.

      Oral

    • B.

      Paper

    • C.

      Electronic

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Electronic
    Explanation
    The Security Rule protects individually identifiable health information in electronic form. This means that any health information that is created, received, maintained, or transmitted electronically is covered by the Security Rule. The Security Rule sets standards for the security of electronic protected health information (ePHI) to ensure its confidentiality, integrity, and availability. It includes safeguards such as access controls, encryption, and audit controls to protect against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of ePHI. The Security Rule works in conjunction with the Privacy Rule to protect the privacy and security of individuals' health information.

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  • 7. 

    The purpose of the Security Rule is to:

    • A.

      Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all e-PHI they create, receive, maintain or transmit

    • B.

      Identify and protect against reasonably anticipated threats to the security or integrity of the information

    • C.

      Protect against reasonably anticipated, impermissible uses or disclosures

    • D.

      Ensure compliance by their workforce

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The purpose of the Security Rule is to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI) that is created, received, maintained, or transmitted. It also aims to identify and protect against reasonably anticipated threats to the security or integrity of the information, protect against reasonably anticipated, impermissible uses or disclosures, and ensure compliance by the workforce. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above".

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  • 8. 

    A covered entity may use and disclose protected health information for its own:

    • A.

      Treatment

    • B.

      Payment

    • C.

      Health care operations

    • D.

      Curiosity

    • E.

      A, B, and C only

    Correct Answer
    E. A, B, and C only
    Explanation
    A covered entity, such as a healthcare provider, can use and disclose protected health information for its own treatment purposes, such as providing medical care to patients. It can also use the information for payment purposes, such as submitting claims to insurance companies for reimbursement. Additionally, the entity can use the information for its own healthcare operations, which include activities such as quality improvement, staff training, and legal compliance. However, the option "curiosity" is not a valid reason for using or disclosing protected health information.

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  • 9. 

    According to HIPAA, a health care provider is a:

    • A.

      Health insurance company

    • B.

      Physician

    • C.

      HMO

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Physician
    Explanation
    According to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), a health care provider refers to a physician. This means that under HIPAA regulations, a physician is considered a health care provider. The other options listed, such as a health insurance company or HMO, do not fall under the category of a health care provider according to HIPAA.

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  • 10. 

    A covered entity must develop and implement policies and procedures to reasonably limit uses and disclosures to the ___________________.

    • A.

      Justifiable limits

    • B.

      Whatever is needed

    • C.

      Minimum necessary

    • D.

      Manual information

    Correct Answer
    C. Minimum necessary
    Explanation
    A covered entity must develop and implement policies and procedures to reasonably limit uses and disclosures to the minimum necessary. This means that the entity should only use or disclose the minimum amount of protected health information necessary to accomplish the intended purpose. By limiting the use and disclosure of information to the minimum necessary, the entity can protect patient privacy and ensure that only relevant information is shared.

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