The Legal Reference Manual of Health Information Management
About the Publication
This 2009 publication is an extensive rewrite of the 1988 Guidelines for Release of Information, that was a joint effort between PHIMA and the then Hospital Association of Pennsylvania. It represents the combined efforts of 24 PHIMA members who volunteered their time and expertise over a period of 2 years to bring this comprehensive manual to fruition. With the assistance of an attorney, every chapter was reviewed and updated to comply with current Pennsylvania statutes, regulations and federal regulations including Conditions of Participation and HIPAA Privacy requirements. This current version includes links to the regulations as well as sample documents, forms, and tables.
|Introduction: The Health Record||Hospice and Home Health Care Records|
|General Release of Information||Faxing|
|Disclosure Statements||Informed Consent|
|Legal Process||Records Retention and Destruction|
|Mental Health Records||Electronic Health Information|
|Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Record||Miscellaneous HIM Topics|
|Ambulatory Care||Glossary of Terms|
|Long Term Care and Rehabilitation|
Note: The Legal Reference Manual for Health Information Management in Pennsylvania is to be considered a general reference to assist health information management professionals with legal issues regarding the disclosure of health information. It is NOT intended to be considered legal advice.
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