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Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management,9781435483309
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Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management



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Understanding the legal principles governing health information management today has become more important than ever before. To help successfully navigate these critical, current legal requirements, LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT has been revised, updated, and expanded with new and more in-depth content. The book is solidly organized into three main areas: a study of the legal system and legal procedures, confidentiality issues related to the use of patient-specific health information, and specialty concerns in health information management, such as healthcare fraud and abuse. This third edition features updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) content and a deeper examination of the impact email, digital imaging, telemedicine and the Internet are having on the HIM field. Authored by a lawyer who is also a health information management professional, it provides the perfect combination of relevant, need-to-know information and a straightforward approach that makes the material accessible to those without legal training. With such strong features and detailed content, this will prove to be beneficial for anyone seeking a thorough overview of the legal requirements that safeguard health care information today.

Table of Contents

Study of the Law in General
Workings of the American Legal System
Court Systems and Legal Procedures
Judicial Process of Health Information
Principles of Liabilit?
An Overview of Ethics
Ethical Standards
Ethical Decisions and Challenges
Bioethical Issue?
Legal and Ethical Issues Central to Health Information Management
Patient Record Requirements
Confidentiality and Informed Consent
Access to Health Information
Specialized Patient Record?
Specialized Areas of Concern in Health Information Management
Risk Management, Quality Management, and Utilization Management
Information Systems
Health-Care Fraud and Abuse
Law and Ethics in the Workplace
Table of Cases
List of Common Acronyms
Sample HIPAA Privacy Notices
A Patient's Bill of Rights
Sample Forms- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Health Care Directive, and Accompanying HIPAA Form
Selected Laws Affecting HIM
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