HIPAA Certification Test

HIPAA Certification requires a passing test score of 70 or higher.

1. HIPAA is a federal law that establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information.

2. A receptionist at a doctor's office does not need be concerned about HIPAA privacy.

3. PHI stands Personal Health Information.

4. Which one of these is NOT considered PHI?

5. All PHI need to be stored securely.

6. A medical billing employee does not need to be concern about HIPAA privacy.

7. A written authorization is required from the patient in order for you to share their PHI with other providers.

8. A signed authorization for release of information are considered invalid if there is no expiration date.

9. It is okay to leave a patient's medical charts in plain view of other patients.

10. If a patient becomes unconscious and you are calling 911, can you give the dispatcher and first responders the patient's name and medical information?

11. A violation of the HIPAA laws can include a fine of up to $50,000 and one year in jail.

12. If the patient wants access to their record, they must provide in writing a valid reason for wanting to see their record.

13. It is your last day at your job and you are saying goodbye to all of your favorite patients. You take a picture on your phone of a few of the patients posing together and later post it to your private blog as an illustration of your last day. Since your blog is private and can only be accessed by those who know the URL, you are not in violation of HIPAA regulations.

14. The spouse of your patient approaches you in the hallway to inquire more about her husband's condition. Earlier this morning, the patient stated that he did not want information shared with anyone in his family. You should:

15. A patient is admitted to the ER in respiratory distress. She is quickly intubated and given sedative agents. Her son arrives at his bedside 3 hours later and is demanding information about her current condition. You should:

16. You are leaving your clinical unit when someone stops you in the hallway to ask if you know what room a patient is in. You know where the patient is, but what should you do?