Test Your HIPAA Knowledge

November 12, 2015

Are you HIPAA compliant or HIPAA complacent? Take our quick true or false quiz to see if you are in good shape or in risk of an audit.

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  Do you understand the ins and outs of HIPAA?  With assistance from health IT firm HIPAA Risk Management,

Medical Economics

offers the following quiz to test your privacy and security knowledge.
  1.

True or False

: By calling out a patient’s name in my reception area, we are possibly violating HIPAA.

  • True

  • False

2.

True or False

: Sign-in sheets at the front desk to avoid calling out names protect us from HIPAA.

  • True

  • False

3.

True or False

: Faxing personal health information to another physician is allowed under HIPAA.

  • True

  • False

4.

True or False

: Encrypted computers ensure HIPAA compliance.

  • True

  • False

5.

True or False

: HIPAA Security can be achieved solely through a risk analysis, a practice policy manual, and staff training.

  • True

  • False

6.

True or False

: A simple checklist is not sufficient to meet the HIPAA risk analysis requirement. 

  • True

  • False

7.

True or False

: Healthcare providers can have confidential conversations with fellow providers or with patients, even if there's a possibility they can be overheard.

  • True

  • False

8.

True or False

: Appointment reminders are allowed under HIPAA.

  • True

  • False

9.

True or False

: My EHR vendor took care of my HIPAA Security.

  • True

  • False

10.

True or False

: My practice is HIPAA compliant because our policies and procedures were written by an attorney.

  • True

  • False

11.

True or False

: Medical practices are not required to notify patients through the mail of changes to their protected health information notification.

  • True

  • False

12.

True or False

: Medical practices only need to do a risk analysis once to comply with HIPAA.

  • True

  • False

13.

True or False

: HIPAA allows a friend or family member to pick up a patient's prescription.

  • True

  • False

14.

True or False

: Cloud-based EHRs are exempt from HIPAA as there is no on-site storage of ePHI.

  • True

  • False

15.

True or False

: Non-participation in CMS' Meaningful Use program also means exemption from having to  do a HIPAA risk analysis.

  • True

  • False

16.

True or False

: Small medical practices have to comply with the same rule as larger provider systems.

  • True

  • False