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As a worker in the healthcare industry, you are affected by the Administrative Simplification Requirements of HIPAA. You are required by law to follow these rules. In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) made changes to HIPAA. Individuals who obtain protected information without authorization can face criminal penalty. This includes employees at a hospital. This course will help you comply with HIPAA.

You will learn about:

  • Which organizations are covered by HIPAA
  • The penalties for violating HIPAA
  • The Administrative Simplification Requirements of HIPAA, and how to comply with each

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify covered entities under HIPAA.
  • List eight electronic health transactions covered by HIPAA and the medical code sets to be used for these transactions.
  • Recognize safeguards required by HIPAA to ensure the security and integrity of electronic health information.
  • Identify the unique employer identifier used under HIPAA.
  • Distinguish between uses and disclosures of health information that are and are not allowed under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
  • Understand recent changes to HIPAA as they impact security and privacy rules, new penalties, and enforcement.