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| HITT205 syllabus
|COURSE NUMBER: ||HITT205|
|COURSE TITLE:||Legal Aspects of Health Information Management and Ethics|
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:||2|
|STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:||90|
The course will examine our court systems and the legal and ethical issues related to the health care field. Specific federal and state regulations, compliance rules, and laws as they relate to the health information department, privacy, security, release of information, confidentiality, and the health record will be covered. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules and regulations will be covered in detail and their influence on the health care field.
This course is available for web registration.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Defend why health information management professionals must be knowledgeable about medical legal issues.
- Critique what is a proper or valid request for access to health information as distinguished from an improper or invalid request.
- Describe the court system and the court medical legal cases.
- Determine the confidentiality, privacy and security policies, procedures and monitoring aspects required for given case studies.
- Use legal terminology in its proper content.
- Use Health Information/record laws and regulations in relation to Health records.
- Use the appropriate release of information policies and procedures according to given cases and situations.
- Articulate an understanding of the different aspects of HIPAA in relation to the factions of a Health Information Department and the role of the Health Information technologist.
- Given a case study, determine if the case must be reported to legal authorities.
- Identify the ethical issues that the health information management and other professionals follow.
- Maintain the accuracy and completeness of the patient record as defined by organizational policy and external regulations and standards.
- Apply current laws, accreditation, licensure, and certification standards related to health information initiatives from the national, state, local, and facility levels.
- Participate in the implementation of legal and regulatory requirements related to the health information infrastructure.
- Apply policies and procedures for access and disclosure of personal health information.
- Apply rules for release of patient specific data to authorized users.
- Investigate and recommend solutions to privacy issues/problems.
- Protect data integrity and validity using software or hardware technology.
- Apply departmental or organizational data and information system security policies.
- Ensure compliance with privacy and security guidelines (HIPAA, state, hospital, etc.).
- Control access to health information.
- Perform continual updates to policies and procedures.
- Respond to fraud and abuse.
- Ensure confidentiality of the health record.
- Adhere to disclosure standards and regulations at both state and federal laws.
- Demonstrate and promote legal and ethical standards of practice.
- Maintain integrity of legal health record according to organizational by laws, rules, and regulations.
- Follow state mandated and/or organizational record retention and destruction policies.
- Respond to release of information requests from internal and external requestors.
- Identify potential health record related risk management issues through auditing.
- Facilitate basic education regarding the use of consents, healthcare power of attorney, advanced directives, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR), etc.
- Represent the facility in court related matters as it applies to the health record (subpoenas, depositions, court orders, warrants).
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
- Introduction to the Fundamentals of Law for Health Management
- The Legal System in the U.S.
- Civil Procedures
- Tort Law
- Corporations, contracts, and antitrust legal issues
- The Legal Health Record
- Security Threats and Controls
- Access, Requests, and Disclosure
- Required Reporting and Mandatory Disclosure
- Risk Management and Quality Improvement
- Corporate Compliance
- Medical Staff
- Ethics (Sayles Chapter 12)
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstoreEVALUATION:
A percentage system will be used to determine the course grade. The grade will be based on online discussion, assignments, assessments, midterm and the final.
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
59 & below = F
NOTE: Must receive C or better to pass.
This course addresses the following domains of knowledge identified by the
American Health Information Management Association as indicators of entry-level
competency for Health Information Technology. See the student handbook for a
complete list of domains and subdomains.
Domain I. Data Content, Structure & Standards
Subdomain I.A. Classification Systems
Subdomain I.B. Health Record Content and Documentation
- Analyze the documentation in the health record to ensure it supports the
diagnosis and reflects the patient’s progress, clinical findings, and discharge
- Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete, and
- Identify a complete health record according to organizational policies,
external regulations, and standards
Subdomain I.C. Data Governance
- Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health
Subdomain I.D. Data Management
Subdomain I.E. Secondary Data Sources
Domain II. Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy &
Subdomain II.A. Health Law
- Apply healthcare legal terminology
- Identify the use of legal documents
- Apply legal concepts and principles to the practice of HIM
Subdomain II.B. Data Privacy, Confidentiality & Security
- Apply confidentiality, privacy and security measures and policies and
procedures for internal and external use and exchange to protect electronic
- Apply retention and destruction policies for health information
- Apply system security policies according to departmental and organizational
Subdomain II.C. Release of Information
- Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of
protected health information
Domain III. Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
Subdomain III.A. Health Information Technologies
Subdomain III.B. Information Management Strategic Planning
Subdomain III.C. Analytics and Decision Support
Subdomain III.D. Health Care Statistics
Subdomain III.E. Research Methods
Subdomain III.F. Consumer Informatics
Subdomain III.G. Health Information Exchange
Subdomain III.H. Information Integrity and Data Quality
Domain IV. Revenue Management
Subdomain IV.A. Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement
Domain V. Compliance
Subdomain V.A. Regulatory
- Analyze policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards
- Adhere to the legal and regulatory requirements related to health information
Subdomain V.B. Coding
Subdomain V.C. Fraud Surveillance
- Identify potential abuse or fraudulent trends through data analysis
Subdomain V.D. Clinical Documentation Improvement
Domain VI. Leadership
Subdomain VI.A. Leadership Roles
Subdomain VI.B. Change Management
Subdomain VI.C. Work Design and Process Improvement
Subdomain VI.D. Human Resources Management
- Interpret compliance with local, state, and federal labor regulations
- Adhere to work plans, policies, procedures, and resource requisitions in
relation to job functions
Subdomain VI.E. Training and Development
Subdomain VI.F. Strategic and Organizational Management
Subdomain VI.G. Financial Management
Subdomain VI.H. Ethics
- Comply with ethical standards of practice
- Evaluate the consequences of a breach of healthcare ethics
Subdomain VI.I. Project Management
Subdomain VI.J. Vendor/Contract Management
Subdomain VI.K. Enterprise Information Management
|STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:||Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook|
|DISABILITY SERVICES:||Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.|