Health Care Tools

How well do you know your responsibilities regarding health care? Is your medical organization complying with state and federal regulations? Is your patients’ right to privacy regarding their medical records being protected? Test your knowledge of legal rights regarding health care, privacy of medical records, and managed health care organizations by answering “true” or “false” to the statements below.

1. If you are covered under a PPO, you may visit any health care provider at the same cost.
TrueFalse

False

2. Medicare provides health insurance assistance to people who are over the age of 65 or disabled.
TrueFalse

True

3. A living will (advanced directive) provides the same instructions regarding health care as a durable power of attorney.
TrueFalse

False

4. HIPPA was enacted to allow easier sharing of medical records among hospitals and doctors and no longer requires patients' consent to share medical records.
TrueFalse

False

5. Health law attorneys generally handle medical malpractice and defective pharmaceutical claims.
TrueFalse

False

6. Medicare provides health insurance assistance to low-income people.
TrueFalse

False

7. HIPPA provides standards for health care providers regarding privacy of patients' medical records.
TrueFalse

True

8. HMOs and PPOs provide the same type of health insurance coverage plans.
TrueFalse

False

9. SCHIP is a program, sometime administered under an expanded state Medicaid program, designed to provide health care assistance to uninsured and low-income children.
TrueFalse

True

10. Employer-sponsored group insurance plans are not regulated by HIPPA.
TrueFalse

True

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