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Journal Q&A (1/03)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: January 02, 2003

Q: Does HIPAA allow clinicians in our home health facility to pull their own records?
A: Your facility must make a reasonable effort to limit the access of your clinicians to the PHI they need to perform their duties. You will have to determine what policies are reasonable. As employees, the c....

Journal Q&A (1/03)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: January 02, 2003

Q: What is a "shadow record?"
A: A shadow record is a duplicate record kept for the convenience of a department or healthcare provider. For instance, many emergency departments keep copies of an ER record for a few days or weeks in case of a readmission of a patient.
While shadow records....

Journal Q&A (11/02)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: November 02, 2002


Q: Where can I find federal regulations, interpretive guidelines, and Medicare manuals online?


A: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a number of manuals available online including the federal regulations for various settings, interpretive guidelines, Med....

Journal Q&A (11/02)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: November 02, 2002

Q: Where can I find information regarding auto-authentication?

A: The Joint Commission's interpretive guidelines for hospitals specifically address auto-authentication. Even if an organization is accredited by the Joint Commission, it must follow applicable federal regulations:

Journal Q&A (11/02)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: November 02, 2002

Q: When should a change to scanned documents in an information system be identified as a late entry?

A: An entry is not considered "late" in a set time frame. Generally, an entry should be made as close to the event as possible. The more time that passes, the more suspicious and vulnerab....

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

Q: I've been approached about dictating hospital discharge summaries for a physician at our local hospital. Are there precautions or legalities that I should take into account?
A: Precautions are necessary for you and for the organization when considering participation in dictation of medical....

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

Because HIPAA gives patients the right to copy their medical records, does my facility have to supply a copy machine for this purpose or allow patients to take their records to a copy center?
According to section 164.520 of the HIPAA final privacy rule, an individual has "the right to inspect....

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

Where would I go to investigate vendors available in the HIM industry?
Several helps are available through AHIMA's Communities of Practice: AHIMA provides you with an online Vendor Directory. AHIMA members and others searching the Web can access information about companies serving the health i....

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

What are the documentation requirements for Observation Patients?
It is interesting to note that the observation service (OBS) did not originate from the government but by the healthcare marketplace in response to PPS/DRG conditions. When hospitals are not sure whether a patient will meet admi....

Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

What guidance is available for determining an organization's definition of "attending physician" or "physician of record"?
The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare adopted the UHDDS (Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set) as department policy for Medicare and Medicaid patient populations....

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