Policies & Compliance

Take Your Child To Work Day guidelines for April 24

“Take Your Child To Work Day” (also known as “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day”) is Thursday April 24, 2013. If your department plans to permit children to visit on “Take Your Child To Work Day”, please see … Continue reading

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UMHS policy on faxing protected health information

Unless your unit/department has established a more restrictive policy, protected health information (PHI) can be disclosed by fax, so long as you’re disclosing the information for a legitimate purpose (e.g. for continuity of the patients care, for billing, at the … Continue reading

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Remember to park your bicycle at a UMHS bike rack

With spring finally upon us, U-M Health System facilities would like to remind you of the U-M Health System’s Bicycle Parking Policy. UMHHC Policy 05-03-040 states that any bicycle parked or locked anywhere other than an authorized bicycle rack furnished … Continue reading

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Flu update – Masks off

As the number of influenza cases in our area drops, the need to require unvaccinated faculty, staff, trainees, volunteers and contractors to wear masks has waned. If you have been wearing a mask during face-to-face patient interactions because you were … Continue reading

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Control + Alt + Delete when you leave your seat

For most of us it is a natural habit to lock our home when we leave, or lock our vehicle when we go into a store, but we don’t always think about locking our workstations. Ensuring the security of the … Continue reading

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VPN- Creating a secure connection to the UMHS network from a remote location

A virtual private network (VPN) provides secure, encrypted communications between a network and a remote user or network over the internet. With a VPN, workforce members can access all UMHS IT resources, including the UMHS file servers, internal web pages, … Continue reading

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Keep our community safe – Use new employee entrance at Cancer Center

Beginning Monday, March 31, a new entrance and exit to the east side of University Hospital will be available to U-M Health System employees. All UMHS employees entering the Cancer Center are expected to use this new entrance rather than … Continue reading

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Joint Commission visit today – Not a survey

On Wednesday, March 12, UMHS is hosting three observers from the Joint Commission for a “Learning Visit”.  This is not a survey and preparatory measures are not required. The purpose of this visit is to help the Joint Commission understand the … Continue reading

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2013 Notice of Privacy Practices now available in four languages

The Compliance Office updated the UMHS Notice of Privacy Practices (“NPP”) in September 2013 to reflect changes made to HIPAA. At that time they posted both an English and a Spanish version, and have now posted Chinese and Arabic versions … Continue reading

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When to refer patients to a patient financial counselor

Any time a patient wants to pay 100% in full for an item or service and asks not to submit a bill to his or her insurance, immediately refer the patient to a Patient Financial Counselor (PFC). Email: PFC-counselors@med.umich.eduPhone: 734-232-2621 … Continue reading

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