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HIPAA COMPLIANCE

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Provider Confusion Often the Cause of Patient Access Rights Violations

Many healthcare providers are unclear as to when a request is made by an individual pursuant to a HIPAA authorization versus a HIPAA access request, particularly when a patient wants records to be sent to a third party, a HIPAA compliance officer at a law firm explained.
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Proposed HIPAA Changes Promise to Improve Health Care Delivery

The Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to strengthen patients’ rights to access their own health information, improve care coordination, and reduce regulatory burdens.
Forty-five percent of patients reported receiving an incorrect healthcare bill.

Take Patients’ Records Requests Seriously

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has levied big fines against medical organizations who failed to adhere to HIPAA requirements to release medical records to patients at their request.
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