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Hippaa Violation!!!!!! - page 2

You admit a pt. The pt is admitted to a semi-private room with a roommate. You start your admission assessment and questioning. You use a generic admissions questionaire that the facility requires... Read More

  1. Visit  CHATSDALE profile page
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    at one point in time there were rules that insurance would only pay for a semi-private room unless there were health reason which would require it
    therefore there was always some semi-private rooms as a standard and when they were filled then it was acceptable to place insurance pts in private rooms...many hospitals being build then would have this requirements in mind
    when they build private rooms they would shrink till there was a major difficulty in trying to conduct a code
  2. Visit  dream'n profile page
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    Quote from ilstu99
    No, it's not. Many people misunderstand the intention and use of HIPPA. You can just politely explain that HIPPA does not apply to semi-private rooms.

    On another note, I don't find semi-private rooms to be "barbaric" at all. Sensory deprivation is a very real thing, and semi-private rooms can help to ease some of that. I spent 5 days in a private room, and by day 3 I thought I would go nuts. If you aren't needy and don't have a lot of visitors, you spend hours and hours staring at the TV. It sucks. Also, I've met some people who made very real, lifelong friends during their hospital stays....and many of our elderly patients request to NOT be in a private room. Just another perspective.
    Well that's really nice, but what if their roommate is sick and doesn't feel like being social, let alone making lifelong friends for pete's sake. If I'm an inpatient I certainly don't want to be some roommates entertainment to prevent their sensory deprivation. As long as I'm not unconcious I will always choose to go to the hospitals in my area that provide only private rooms. This issue touches a nerve in me as you can tell:wink2:
    Basically HIPPA is an important enough law that it's stuffed down our throats 24-7 and has created all kinds of unnecessary problems for some patients and families, but not important enough to have the hospitals spend REAL money on.
  3. Visit  ilstu99 profile page
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    Quote from dream'n
    Well that's really nice, but what if their roommate is sick and doesn't feel like being social, let alone making lifelong friends for pete's sake. If I'm an inpatient I certainly don't want to be some roommates entertainment to prevent their sensory deprivation. As long as I'm not unconcious I will always choose to go to the hospitals in my area that provide only private rooms. This issue touches a nerve in me as you can tell:wink2:
    Basically HIPPA is an important enough law that it's stuffed down our throats 24-7 and has created all kinds of unnecessary problems for some patients and families, but not important enough to have the hospitals spend REAL money on.
    To each his or her own. One way is not more correct or acceptable than the other. I certainly don't wish to pay 3X the cost for a private room because other people demand it.You can say the "the hospital" will be spending the money if you want to, but all it does is add to the already absurd costs forced on the consumer.

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