Perform an Internet search to find at least two legal cases within the last year…

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1. Perform an Internet search to find at least two legal cases within the last year that relate to the HIPAA privacy rule. For each case, describe the alleged HIPAA violation and state the result of the case. If the case is not yet resolved, state what is known at this point in time. Try the phrase ?HIPAA legal case in a search engine such as Google.
2. Your facility (hospital A) is a level 1 trauma center and must make frequent request for patient information from other care facilities based on patient identification which reflects the patient?s residence. A call is placed to facility (hospital B) requesting information on a patient. Hospital B acknowledges that they have health information on the patient, but refuses to release it without authorization of a family member. Detail the appropriate response of Hospital A, providing reference to the privacy rule.
3. The privacy officer is contacted by a patient who is scheduled for elective surgery, in three weeks, requesting that the information from the scheduled visit be restricted from his primary care provider. Detail what action steps would be required of the Privacy Office. Also suggest feedback that the privacy officer would give to the patient.
4. At the point of registration for a scheduled medical test, a patient requests that the test results and acknowledgment that the test had been conducted be restricted from her brother-in-law, who works in patient accounting. Detail what action steps would required of the Privacy Officer. Also suggest feedback that the privacy officer would give to the patient.
5. This same patient requests that her insurance provider forward all correspondence regarding the test to a post office box and not her home address. Suggest feedback that the Privacy Officer would give to the patient. What response might the insurance carrier have? Detail any supporting documentation that the insurance carrier may request of the patient.

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