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Domain 6: Legal: Ethical issues 2
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rhit domain vi: legal
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Which organization issues and maintains ethical standards for the health information management professional?
American Medical Association
The Joint Commission
American Health Information Management Association
Security involves physical and electronic mechanisms that protect health information from accidental or intentional damage, loss or unauthorized access.
An HIM's ethical obligations
Are limited to the employer and patient
Are limited to the employer
Apply to only the patient
Apply regardless of employment site
The ethical decision-making process includes consideration of steps to ensure that the same issue does not come up again.
To avoid making mistakes, HITs should try to base their work-related decisions on their own moral values whenever possible.
HITs have ethical obligations to their employers and the people who receive and provide services in their organizations, but generally they have no real obligations to the public at large.
When too much documentation is provided in response to a request for needed information, the result could be a violation of which ethical principle?
Blanket authorization principle
Which of the following threatens the need-to-know principle?
Backdating progress notes
Which of the following is an example of ethical issues related to coding?
Inaccurate performance data
Fraud and abuse
Release of sensitive data
What has brought about changes based on access, security, linking data, and more?
Electronic health records
Law related to sensitive information
Protecting the work environment for HIM staff is part of advocacy.
The advocacy role requires an HIM professional to understand HIM practices, ethics, and patient bill of rights.
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