Patient’s Guide to HIPAA

Patient’s Guide to HIPAA Part III: What You Should Know about Uses and Disclosures (FAQ 54 – 65)

FAQ 54: Does HIPAA Really Restrict Use and Disclosure of My Health Records?
FAQ 55: Is My Consent Needed to Disclose Records for Treatment or Payment?
FAQ 56: Are Disclosures for Treatment, Payment and Health Care Operations Okay?
FAQ 57: Do I Have a Say in Any Disclosures? (Facility Directories and Caregivers)
FAQ 58: Does HIPAA Allow Uses and Disclosures Without My Approval?
FAQ 59: What Are Uses and Disclosures Required by Law?
FAQ 60: What Are the Allowable Uses and Disclosures?
FAQ 61: What Should I Do if Asked to Sign an Authorization to Disclose my Record?
FAQ 62: Do I Need a Disclosure Authorization to Care For My Elderly Parent?
FAQ 63: What Can I Do if I Foolishly Signed an Authorization?
FAQ 64: Can My Health Records be Used for Marketing?
FAQ 65: What Does the Breach Notice I Received Mean?

Patient’s Guide to HIPAA – Basic Rights: B. Right to Inspect and Copy Your Record (FAQ 18 – 24)

FAQ 18: Why Both Inspect and Copy?
FAQ 19: Do I Want to See or Copy My Record?
FAQ 20: Which Records Can I Get and in What Formats?
FAQ 21: How Much Will It Cost For a Copy of My Medical Record?
FAQ 22: How Do I Make a Request for Access?
FAQ 23: What Records Should I Ask For? The Strategy of Asking for Records.
FAQ 24: Can a Covered Entity Withhold Any of My Medical Records?

Patient’s Guide to HIPAA – Basic Rights: C. Right to Request Confidential Communications (FAQ 25 – 28)

FAQ 25: What is the Right to Receive a Confidential Communication?
FAQ 26: How Do I Exercise the Right to Receive a Confidential Communication?
FAQ 27: Does the Right to Receive a Confidential Communication Apply to Health Plans?
FAQ 28: Are There Any Other Requirements for the Right to Receive a Confidential Communication?

Patient’s Guide to HIPAA – Basic Rights: D. Right to Request Amendment (FAQ 29 – 36)

FAQ 29: How Do I Make a Request for Amendment?
FAQ 30: Can I Ask that Incorrect Information be Removed From My File?
FAQ 31: What Other Limits Are There on the Right to Seek Amendment?
FAQ 32: Do I Have Greater Amendment Rights under State Laws, other Federal Laws, or Hospital Policies?
FAQ 33: What Happens When a Covered Entity Agrees to Make an Amendment?
FAQ 34 Can I Appeal if a Covered Entity Refuses to Make an Amendment?
FAQ 35: Are There Other Remedies if My Request for Amendment Is Denied?
FAQ 36: Can a Covered Entity Still Disclose The Information that I Disputed?