Notice of Privacy Practices

Learning Goal: I’m working on a health & medical discussion question and need a reference to help me learn.

UNIT 2 DISCUSSION

Instructions:

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  • A quality peer response is a minimum of 150 words
  • You must respond to at least two (2) of your peers’ initial posts.

In the response post, include the following:

  • Answer the questions posed in your classmate’s post.
  • Ask one follow-up question as it relates to privacy and security.
  • Demonstrate your critical thinking and reflection on the topic.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Unit 2 Assignment Notice of Privacy Practices

Instructions

In this week’s assignment, you will review a sample Notice of Privacy Practices. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires health plans and covered health care providers to develop and distribute a notice that provides a clear, user-friendly explanation of individual’s rights with respect to their personal health information and the privacy practices of health plans and health care providers. These notices help improve patient experience and understanding. After you have reviewed the sample Notice of Privacy Practices you will:

  1. Complete an internet search for two different healthcare facilities Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) – include one facility familiar to you and one facility unknown to you. For example, locate your local hospital’s Notice of Privacy Practices and a hospital in a different city or state.
  2. Then using the two Notice of Privacy Practices you have located you will complete the attached Word Template.

Sample Notice of Privacy Practices https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocr/privacy/hipaa/npp_fullpage_hc_provider.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Part I: Includes two (2) Tables (one for each facility NPP) of the ten (10) most important pieces of information that must be included in an NPP

  • In the Column Is the Element Present? Yes or No– click on choose an item. You will choose Yes or No
  • In the Column In your own words, what does the element say? Click or tap here to enter text words. Here you will paraphrase what the Notice of Privacy policy you have located says about this element.
    • Make sure you paraphrase – do not copy and paste the pieces of information from the NPPs you located in your research.

Part II:

  • Explain the similarities and differences between the two NPPs using the table provided.
  • Provide a minimum of five (5) similarities and five (5) differences.

Part III: In the spaces provided on the template, answer the following questions based on your research and knowledge from the course, determine if the facilities included all the required elements.

  1. If the facility did not include all the required elements, indicate what elements are missing and how the facility should correct the issue.
  2. If the facility did include all the required elements, explain why you feel all the elements are present.
  3. In the spaces provided answer the following for each facility: If a patient feels his/her rights were violated, according to the NPPs you located, who may the patient contact to file a complaint and what are the ways a patient may file a complaint, for each facility?
  4. Complete the Title Page and Reference Page provided in the template
    • On the Reference Page please include in APA format
      • Any references
      • List each facility name with a direct link to their Notice of Privacy Practices