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FORMER HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE INDICTED FOR CRIMINAL HIPAA VIOLATIONS

A former employee of an East Texas hospital has been indicted for criminal violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, more commonly known as  HIPAA, in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. … Continue reading

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Self-pay Confidentiality Rights: How Far Do Those Rights Go?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule has always provided an individual patient the right to request special, confidential treatment of his or her protected health information (PHI). That right is not absolute, however. Covered entities were … Continue reading

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OCR Issues Guidance on Sharing Mental Health Records Under HIPAA

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) moved to clarify further when and how health care providers can disclose mental health information to a patient’s family or caregivers without viewing the the Health Insurance Portability … Continue reading

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HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) moved to clarify further when and how health care providers can disclose mental health information to a patient’s family or caregivers without viewing the the Health Insurance Portability … Continue reading

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HHS Strengthens Patients’ Right to Access Lab Test Reports

As part of an ongoing effort to empower patients to be informed partners with their health care providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken action to give patients or a person designated by the patient a … Continue reading

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