Confidentiality and the Battle against Substance Abuse

Confidentiality and the Battle against Substance Abuse

While HIPAA regulations allow health professionals to share health information regarding opioid abuse with a patient’s loved ones in emergency and dangerous situations, many HIM departments are still struggling with the release of information laws of such information...
Authorized Requests Under Bocage v. Acton Corporation

Authorized Requests Under Bocage v. Acton Corporation

Healthcare providers and their release of information vendors continue trying to navigate the February 25, 2016 OCR guidance on patient access to medical records. One of the most common issues involves distinguishing a patient directed request from a patient attorney request.

The Complexity of Regulatory Pricing

The Complexity of Regulatory Pricing

Easy release of information is a thing of the past.  With a dense web of state and federal laws governing medical-record disclosure, understanding laws can be tricky. Misunderstanding the law could result in financial penalties, sanctions or litigation from requestors.

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