HIPAA Compliance Lessons Learned from OCR Civil Monetary Penalties

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$70,000. That was the amount of one Office of Civil Rights (OCR)…
COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Changes to Relax Disclosure of Substance Use Disorders PHI

COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Changes to Relax Disclosure of Substance Use Disorders PHI

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic impacts every area…
Confidentiality and the Battle against Substance Abuse

Confidentiality and the Battle against Substance Abuse

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While HIPAA regulations allow health professionals to share health…
New HIPAA Laws Around Opioid Crisis

Your Questions Answered: New HIPAA Laws Around Opioid Crisis

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In a previous post, I wrote about HHS relaxing HIPAA to address…
Authorized Requests Under Bocage v. Acton Corporation

Authorized Requests Under Bocage v. Acton Corporation

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Healthcare providers and their release of information vendors…