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An OT is providing home-based services to a 53 year old female recovering from a knee replacement. The patient states that her AA counselor has been assisting her with her IADL’s and the patient would like the OT to call the counselor to discuss her progress. What INITIAL action should the OT take based on the patients request?
A) Provide the patient with a list of caregiver actives the counselor can help the patient with
B) Ask the patient to sign a release of information form
C) Ask the patient what information the OT should share with the counselor
D) Call the counselor and provide an update on the patients progress

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Asked on January 18, 2017 7:33 am
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Answer: B. In order to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the OTR’s home health agency will require a signed release of information document before the OT can legally provide the neighbor with information about the client’s progress.

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Answered on January 19, 2017 7:59 am
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A: because the patient’s record should be confidential .

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Answered on January 18, 2017 8:22 pm
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