Health Information Technologies and Processes

NPP distribution...checking what others are doing.

  • 1.  NPP distribution...checking what others are doing.

    Posted 29 days ago
    Scenario:
    A hospital revises its Notice of Privacy Practice which includes a material change to the uses or disclosures, the individual's rights, the covered entity's legal duties, or other privacy practices stated in the notice.

    Just comparing what different organizations are doing as I see some folks distributing the revised notice to established patients though it is not required.

    With respect to the revised notice:

    A. Distribute the updated notice to established patients who already received a copy of the previous notice and to new patients
    B. Distribute the updated notice to new patients and make the revised notice available upon request to anyone who may request a copy.

    Thanks!




    Posted: 6:52 AM AZ time


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    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional
    Arizona
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  • 2.  RE: NPP distribution...checking what others are doing.

    Posted 29 days ago

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    Becky Kilen, MS, RHIA, CHPS

    GHS Privacy Officer | Manager of Privacy

     

    GUNDERSEN HEALTH SYSTEM 

    1900 South Avenue | Mail Stop:  AVS-001

    La Crosse, WI  54601

    Phone:  (608) 775-3549 | Fax:  (608) 775-4706

    rakilen@gundersenhealth.org

     

    Privacy Office: (608) 775-7439 | PrivacyOffice@gundersenhealth.org

     

    http://connect.gundluth.org/hipaa/home

     

     

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  • 3.  RE: NPP distribution...checking what others are doing.

    Posted 29 days ago
    Thanks Rebecca.  I understand that there is no wrong answer here.  I'm seeing that some factors that help decide the course of action include:
    • What is required
    • Patient volume
    • Ability to accurately track who has received a copy of the Notice in the past
    I appreciate your time in posting.




    Posted: 7:48 AM AZ time

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    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional
    Arizona
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