Project 1
Write 400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
For this assignment, you will review the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) policies and regulations. HIPAA is a series of government regulations defining private, confidential medical information. These regulations dictate who can use and transmit medical information. The clinic policy states that you are required to explain the HIPAA policy to the patient, obtain his or her signature after you answer any questions, and give a copy of the document to the patient.
Use this site http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html , which contains valuable information regarding the HIPAA rules and regulations.
After reviewing the documents, discuss the following:
What are the rules and regulations that pertain to the health care organizations?
Should there be mandatory training on HIPAA rules and regulations and a competency test? Why, or why not?
Project 2
In this assignment, you will develop a training manual that will be utilized for training new employees (certified medical administrative assistants [CMAAs]) who join the clinic. 8 pages; APA format
Physicians are hiring more CMAAs to help manage the increasing complexities of patient care and practice management, while also helping to implement cost-effectiveness and efficiency. The responsibilities of a CMAA can be tailored to the needs of the practice. You will manage front-office functions, manage patient flow, and handle a wide range of tasks that have been discussed in the past few weeks. As a CMAA, you may convey clinical information on behalf of the physician and follow clinical protocol when speaking with patients, but you cannot exercise independent medical judgments. You will also help to optimize patient flow, enabling the physician to see more patients with efficiency, all while following your State’s scope of practice and working under the supervision of a licensed physician.
The project deliverables are as follows:
Training Manual
Title page
Course number and name
Project name
Your name
Date
The training manual should include the following topics:
An introduction to the health care system
The organization’s structure
The process of checking patients in and out
Scheduling patients
Various community and patient resources
Processes for how to interact with patients
Health insurance plans
Financial procedures related to the policies of the organization
Clean claims
Financial procedures related to the organization’s cash flow
Billing policy and procedures
Protecting patients’ privacy
Accounting and bookkeeping procedures and processes
Office procedures for various forms of documentation (release of information, electronic health record)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules and regulations
HIPAA forms
Advance directives
Medical record responsibilities
Obtaining patient demographics and insurance information
Receive, triage, and route phone calls
Review records for medical necessity
Release of information guidelines

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