KHIMA Legal Manual

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Foreword

Copyright © 2018 by the Kansas Health Information Management Association.  All rights reserved.  Except as permitted under the Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Kansas Health Information Management Association.

While every measure was taken to ensure the completeness and accuracy of information contained herein, the authors assume no liability for errors or omissions.  This publication is being provided as an educational tool, and any documents, sample policy language, guidance, or instructions contained herein are not intended to provide legal advice.  Laws affecting healthcare are complex, and revisions to organizational operations, policies, procedures, and other documents should be reviewed by legal counsel.  References cited in this manual were current and valid as of the date of publication. References, including websites, statutes, regulations, and other sources may change periodically. Users should refer to these sources for the most current information. CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.  The authors make no claim of ownership by mentioning any copyright or trademark mentioned herein.

The Kansas Health Information Management Association acknowledges its appreciation to the law firm of Forbes Law Group, LLC and its attorneys Richelle Marting, JD, MHSA, RHIA, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CPC-I; Frankie Forbes, JD, MBA; K.J. Wall, JD; and Quentin Templeton, JD for developing this guide.

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Chapter 2: The Hierarchy of Legal Authority
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