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HIPAA for Health Care Professionals, 2nd Edition

  • Dan Krager
  • Carole H. Krager
  • ISBN-10: 1305946065
  • ISBN-13: 9781305946064
  • 192 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

HIPAA FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2nd Edition, clearly explains the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act with concepts and applications for health care professionals. Adding context to the readings with detailed examples, real-life scenarios, and thought-provoking questions and discussions, the text walks readers through key areas of Titles I and II, including fundamentals, privacy, and security. Updates also show readers where and how HIPAA impacts health care through other laws, and dispels common HIPAA myths that can wreak havoc in the workplace. Designed for the modern student, HIPAA FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2nd Edition, now offers a digital MindTap course to help busy students interact with material and as they read and learn in the classroom, at home, or on the go.


  • Career Focused: Reader-friendly and practical, HIPAA FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2nd Edition, lays out all of the key issues and asks students to consider how HIPAA can impact their day to day work in health care.

  • Self-Reflection Exercises: “Think About It” features in the readings put students in the center of the action to help them imagine how they would personally and professionally address the issues.

  • Workplace Scenarios: True Stories and Scenarios illustrate health care jobs and responsibilities while emphasizing the critical importance of HIPAA compliance to patients, caregivers, administrators, and health care organizations.

  • Concept Reviews: End-of-chapter questions give readers a handy resource to check their understanding of the material, fill in any gaps, and thoroughly prepare for exams.

  • Expanded HIPAA: An entire new chapter addresses how additional legislation is extending HIPAA’s reach through updates to the rule and other related laws.

  • Useful References: A glossary of terms and an appendix filled with practical forms and job-related materials put answers within easy reach, making HIPAA FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2nd Edition, a go-to resource for busy, health care professionals.

  • Flexible Formats: Offering a variety of approaches, MindTap® lets you tailor your course to meet student needs with coordinating animations and PowerPoint® slides, as well as self-quizzing features in the readings such as flashcards and questions with immediate feedback.


“Features are good - the true stories, the review questions, objectives, terms, Think About It, the summary - all good and helps student learn.”
— Louise C. O'Keefe, PhD, CRNP, Assist Professor, College of Nursing, Univ of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

About the Author

Dan Krager

Dan Krager is formerly Manager of Information Systems, HIPAA Officer, and HIPAA Security Officer for Richland Memorial Hospital. Dan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is a certified network engineer with Novell Systems, Cisco systems, and Linux, with over 15 years of experience in computer and network applications for hospital settings. As HIPAA officer and HIPAA security officer, Dan enabled Richland Memorial Hospital to move toward compliance. He worked closely with Illinois Hospital Association to build a statewide infrastructure that enables health care organizations to interconnect electronically. As that infrastructure has matured, it has changed the way health care information is exchanged. Working with his wife Carole, Dan has authored two successful books about HIPAA and hopes this new edition will be as useful as the previous. Though Dan is now officially retired to his wood shop, he always keeps an eye open for changes in health care law.

Carole H. Krager

Carole H. Krager is an adjunct instructor in the Medical Office Careers Department at Olney Central College campus of Illinois Eastern Community College, teaching medical insurance and coding and advanced coding. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois; is experienced in clinic billing; trained in diagnosis coding at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois and online AHIMA coding courses; has experience in outpatient hospital coding as a full-time coder for Hospital Sisters Health Systems in O’Fallon, Illinois; is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); and is a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). Carole has been an educator for more than 36 years and has successfully communicated in an easy-to-understand manner. She has been trained in teaching students who learn outside the norm. Experience with billing and coding enabled her to understand the inner workings of both physician and hospital offices.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to HIPAA.
2. Privacy Issues Explained.
3. Transactions and Code Sets.
4. Security Ruling Explained.
5. Unique Health Identifiers and HIPAA Myths.
6. Further Rulings Influencing HIPAA.

New to this edition

  • All-New Chapter: Added for the second edition, this in-depth chapter discusses new legislation and the ways it affects the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • More Discussion: New sections throughout the chapters generate lively discussions with peers and challenge readers to consider the issues with greater depth, while suggested responses and guidelines in the Instructor’s Manual make planning easier for you.
  • MindTap® Digital Learning: MindTap® helps readers interact with the material to better understand concepts, test comprehension, and earn higher grades in your course.
  • Improved Testing: Newly expanded with the latest HIPAA updates, test banks include a variety of test questions and formats, along with complete answers in the Instructor’s Manual.
  • Video Features: Designed to stimulate today’s tech-savvy learners, the MindTap® programmed learning process includes video content to supplement readings and deliver a more engaging course.
  • Convenient Online Platform: The second edition’s fully redesigned course structure allows students the unmatched convenience of a digital platform, which is available around the clock and anywhere students want to learn.
  • Varied Approaches: Packed with interactive options, HIPAA FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, 2nd Edition is designed to reach all types of students, including those with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1305946146 | ISBN-13: 9781305946149)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at You'll be able to access and download materials such as coordinated PowerPoint® presentations, video clips, a test bank, an instructor’s manual, and more.

MindTap Basic Health Sciences, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Krager/Krager’s HIPAA for Health Care Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1305946081 | ISBN-13: 9781305946088)

MindTap for Basic Health Sciences is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.

Student Supplements

MindTap Basic Health Sciences, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Krager/Krager’s HIPAA for Health Care Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1305946081 | ISBN-13: 9781305946088)

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