HIPAA COMPLIANCE IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE:Discuss what information is protected under HIPAA Law.

The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets high standards for patient privacy. HIPAA requires all medical providers to comply with strict protocols designed to protect patient information. MAs handle interpersonal conversation, patient health information, including patient files, prescriptions, specimens and blood, and HIPAA compliance is imperative. Please research the following: 1. Discuss what information is protected under HIPAA Law. 2. Discuss how HIPAA relates to each of the following: a. Reception Area Security b . Chart Security c. Computer Security d. Fax Security e. Copier Security f. Printer Security 3. Following your preliminary research, clearly, describe at least three scenarios involving medical staff (including doctors) where texting could violate HIPAA Law.