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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a United States federal law passed by Congress in 1996 to help protect the privacy and security of health information. HIPAA applies to:
- Health plans (such as health insurance companies)
- Health care clearinghouses (such as billing companies)
- Health care providers (including doctors, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies)
The final rule, issued in 2013, is intended to strengthen the privacy and security protection for individuals’ health information, including genetic information, which is maintained in electronic health records and other formats. Covered entities and business associates must comply with the applicable requirements of this final rule.
Intended Audience: All health care personnel
- Define HIPAA.
- Define “covered entities” and “business associates” and list which individuals, groups, or organizations are included in each category.
- Explain what is meant by protected health information, who is authorized to view this information, and safeguards to prevent unauthorized access.
- Be able to apply HIPAA privacy and security requirements to your daily clinical responsibilities.
This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care, practice-based learning and systems-based practice.
This Enduring Material activity, Laboratory Director Continuing Education Program, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 08/01/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved for 2.0 AAFP Prescribed credits.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
This course will take 2 hours to complete and there are no prerequisites. A credit certificate will be issued upon completion of the course evaluation and post-test with a score of 80% or better.
Release Date: 8/1/2017
Expiration Date: 8/1/2018
- Overview of HIPAA
- HIPAA Privacy Rule
- HIPAA Security Rule
- Graded Exam
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It is the policy of the AAFP and COLA Resources, Inc. that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:
Activity Planner and Course Reviewer: Verlin K. Janzen, MD, FAAFP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose, No discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs/devices during presentation.
* The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.