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    You have been given the task of discussing the protection of health information with the new medical assistant in your office. You know that protecting health information goes farther than offices physically protecting it.

    Identify the federal law that governs protected health information (PHI) and briefly discuss the elements of compliance. Describe three specific examples of improper privacy disclosure, and discuss the challenges of maintaining strict confidentiality in a medical office setting

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    The federal law that governs protected health information (PHI) is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is also referred to as the "Privacy Rule." This law was implemented to assure that individual's health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of information needed to provide high quality care. The elements of compliance ...

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    The solution is comprised of information on how a medical office can protect health information. Federal laws are explained that protect the rights of patients.