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Understanding HIPAA for the Medical Office

A healthcare professional's guide to understanding the requirements HIPAA
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
An understanding of the reasons for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
Recongnition of the scope of the HIPAA law for both health care and insurance industries
To be able to describe the types of healh care providers that are "covered entities"
To be able to accurately define protected health information (PHI)
Identification of the standardized code sets as mandated by HIPAA
An understanding of the basics of administrative safeguards, physical safeguards, and technical safeguards for e-PHI
Explain the government's role in overseeing compliance and setting up the means to file a complaint
To be able to explain the problem of medical identity theft
Dispell some of the myths related to HIPAA
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  • Able to speak, write and read in the English language
  • Recommended but not required: A basic understanding of Medical Terminology
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.  This federal law was created as a means to reform the healthcare system of the United States.  It was revised 2009 with the ARRA/HITECH Act and again in 2013 with the Omnibus Rule. The law mandates that all employees who have any possible contact with protected healthcare information be trained in compliance in all areas of HIPAA.

This online training courses meet and exceed the requirements for HIPAA training established by the federal HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security regulations. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Medical Office Managers
  • Individuals employed by a "Covered Entity" such as an insurance company, outsourcing entiry, or provider of healthcare services
  • Students who are entering into any healthcare profession
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 9 Lectures Collapse All 9 Lectures 02:08:32
Introduction to HIPAA
1 Lecture 10:16

Introduction to HIPAA
4 questions
Privacy Issues Explained
1 Lecture 17:16
Privacy Issues Explained

Privacy Issue Explained
7 questions
Security Rule Explained
2 Lectures 28:07
The Security Rule Explained - Part 1

Security Rule Explained Part 1
5 questions

In this lesson we will discuss the physical and technological requirements of the Security Rule for the Medical Office.
The Security Rule Explained - Part 2

Security Rule Explained Part 2
4 questions
Transactions and Code Sets
1 Lecture 18:19

In this lesson we will talk about HIPAA's requirements for standardized code sets.  For those who are currently in the Healthcare field, you may already be familiar with these.  The CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS are the common coding systems used for transmitting claims.  HIPAA requires the universal use of these codes as well as other types of codes.

Transactions and Code Sets

Transactions and Code Sets
4 questions
Unique Health Identifiers
1 Lecture 07:07
In this lesson we will talk about the unique identifiers that HIPAA requires for the different entities involved in an insurance claim.  These include the provider and the provider.
Unique Health Identifiers

Unique Health Identifiers
4 questions
Busting HIPAA Myths
1 Lecture 11:19
Busting HIPAA's Myths

Busting HIPAA's Myths
4 questions
HIPAA Updates for 2016
1 Lecture 02:42
Updates for 2016
HIPAA Review and Final Examination
1 Lecture 00:00
This lecture is in a slide show format.  Go through this material as well as your previous lecture notes to assist you in your review for the HIPAA Examination.
HIPAA Review and Final Examination
34 pages

You may take this final examination as many times as necessary to pass this course.  You will need a score of 88% or better to pass

HIPAA Final Examination
22 questions
About the Instructor
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Carol has taught allied health courses for more than 13 years. She is nationally recognized for her teaching ability as well as her dedication to quality adult education. She is a national award winning instructor who has also constructed high quality "Train-the-Trainer" programs as well as helped to build the curriculum for 3 major national allied health vocational institutes.

Carol has a Master's Degree in Education with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education. Her courses integrate technology with traditional teaching methodologies in order provide the most differentiated and student-centered learning experiences.

Carol has 20 years experience in the allied healthcare arena and is certified as a clinical and administrative medical assistant as well.

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