notice of privacy practices

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notice of privacy practices


No·tice of Pri·va·cy Prac·ti·ces

(NPP) (nō'tis prī'vă-sē prak'tis-ĕz)
Printed advisory given to patients that explains the health care office's use of the patient's protected health information (PHI).
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The HIPAA privacy rule requires that each covered entity provide patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices intended to inform patients of the routine uses and disclosures of their health care information and provide them with contact information should they desire more specific information.
Notice of Privacy Practices: Upon first contact with a new patient, a Notice of Privacy Practices must be presented to advise the patient of his/her rights under HIPAA.
Employees must receive a copy of the notice of privacy practices and acknowledge that such a notice has been given to them.
Table 1 HIPAA: Privacy Requirements, Related Policies, and Compliance Privacy Requirement Related Policy(s) Notice of Privacy Practices * Upon admission, all patients will receive a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices that describes how their PHI will be used and disclosed and their rights with respect to this information.
To avoid a logistical nightmare on April 14, many pharmacies intend to begin providing their notice of privacy practices to patients and begin collecting signed acknowledgments from them well in advance of the compliance date.
For the privacy regulations, health care providers have to develop a notice of privacy practices to be distributed to patients, customers or beneficiaries under a covered health plan.
eliminates the requirement that providers obtain consent for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations; rather, providers will need to make a good-faith effort to obtain a patient's written acknowledgment of receipt of the provider's notice of privacy practices (assuming, of course, that the provider has created such a notice).
For example, a health care provider or correctional institution need not provide an inmate with a Notice of Privacy Practices, an informational document required under HIPAA that describes how an individual's medical information may be used or disclosed.
The privacy rules regarding the use and disclosure of patient health information are less precise for research than they are for situations covered by a provider's Notice of Privacy Practices, Dr.
Another feature is suggested language that pharmacy operators should use for the so-called notice of privacy practices that must be established.
For example, with the Notice of Privacy Practices policy, you would begin by listing: a) Registration: notice distribution procedure, acknowledgement procedure, revision/redistribution procedure, etc.

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