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Maggie Hales

OCR Means Business…

The federal government is serious about HIPAA enforcement. Business Associates – not just health care providers – need to follow the rules.

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Maggie Hales

Social Media Meets HIPAA

HIPAA rules were created well before Facebook was created. Back then, nobody imagined public websites where personal information could be shared to a billion people with the click of a button. Now what?

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Maggie Hales

Patient Access to Medical Records

Access to medical records should be easy. Do not use a HIPAA Authorization form, or overcharge patients for copies if you want to comply with HIPAA. This is a hot button issue right now at the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) so it’s important to handle patients’ requests for their own records the right way.

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