Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

NPP distribution...checking what others are doing.

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

    Posted 27 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 26 days ago
    B. 
     
    Thanks,
     
    Dovie H. Brady, RHIA, CHPS
    Manager, HIPAA Compliance
    Woman's Hospital
     
     
     





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

    Posted 26 days ago
    Thanks Dovie!











    Posted: 6:54 AM AZ time

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

    Posted 26 days ago

    We do B. We also update posters in the environment.  Also, we educate the workforce (one pager) on the changes made so that they are knowledgeable and can explain to any individuals with questions.

     

    Anita J. White-Woodley, RHIA, CHPS

    Patient Privacy and Security Coordinator

    Compliance Services
    VCU Health System

    VCU Health
    O 804.828.0500

    F 804.628.0255

     

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

    Posted 25 days ago
    • We also do B


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    Barbara Naimark
    Compliance Manager
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  • 6.  RE: NPP distribution...checking what others are doing.

    Posted 25 days ago
    Thanks Barbara!  This question is helping others as a couple of HIPAA Privacy Officers contacted me and were glad to see that what they were told was a "requirement" actually was incorrect as it had created some workflow issues.  Again...if folks want to redistribute...totally fine...not required.  My point is that I believe it is very important to know the difference of what is required and what is not.  Sharing info like this helps us all better understand and recognize the difference.









    Posted: 6:07 AM AZ time

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    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional
    Arizona
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