Ethics Case Studies for Health Information Management

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Cengage Learning, Oct 30, 2008 - Medical - 150 pages
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Today's health information professionals are working within an ever-changing environment of technology and regulatory guidelines. This dynamic workplace requires fundamental skills to appropriately manage and react to ethical dilemmas. Ethics Case Studies for Health Information Management provides real-world examples to prepare you for the inevitable challenges of the modern office and offers a methodology to interpret the various situations and determine courses of action.
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Contents

But I Consider Myself to Be Credentialed
1
Scope of Practice
4
To Suspend or Not to Suspend?
7
Difficulty with Doctors
10
Incidental Finding
13
Divided Loyalty
16
The Case of the Missing Record
20
Which Comes First the Patient or
23
The Public Needs to KnowDont They?
54
Protecting a Friend
57
What Next?
60
On the Floor
63
Protection of Passwords
66
Electronic Health Record Security
69
A Free Gift
72
Two Halves Do Not Always Make a Whole
75

Physician Access to Information as a Noncustodial Parent
27
International Release of Information I
30
International Release of Information II
34
Compliance Matters
37
Will the Real Expert Please Stand Up?
41
A Minor Confidentiality Issue
44
Final Lesson Before Graduation
47
Internal Confidentiality Matters
51
If It Was Documented Was It Done?
78
Whos the Coder?
81
New Kid on the Block
85
Legibility and Timeliness Go HandinHand
88
A Case That Hits Close to Home
92
American Health Information Management Association Code of Ethics
96
Index
104
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Leah Grebner, PhD, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA has more than 25 years of experience in Health Information Management. Her background includes inpatient and outpatient acute care, home health, skilled nursing, and medical office work, in addition to professional consulting. She shares her passion for educating the public on personal health records and health literacy in the classroom and with professional organizations at the regional, state, and national levels. A member of the AHIMA Consumer Engagement Task Force and the Council on Excellence in Education PPE Workgroup, Dr. Grebner received the Literary Legacy Triumph Award by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in 2012. In addition to MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION: FUNCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS, 2E, she published Ethics Case Studies for Health Information Management (Cengage Learning) in 2008.

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