Tag Archives: HIPAA compliance

HIPAA: Healthcare’s Favorite Scapegoat

Stop if you’ve heard either of these or some other variation before: I can’t tell you anything about that patient because of HIPAA or I can’t give you a copy of your medical records because of HIPAA or HIPAA doesn’t … Continue reading

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Don’t Skimp on Training: Know Patient Rights

What is the response when an individual submits a request to receive access to their medical record? The response can often be one of frustration over the time and effort that will go into compiling the record in response to … Continue reading

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Communication Breakdown: Fax Failure

Healthcare entities have received another warning from the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) concerning yet another aspect of HIPAA compliance. OCR’s settlement with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (“St. Luke’s”) focuses on controlling when and how PHI is released. St.Luke’s disclosure of … Continue reading

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