Patient Right of Access: Six lessons learned from some of OCR’s most recent civil monetary penalties

Ease of access. It’s what every patient deserves when it comes to their protected health information. It’s also what’s legally required of covered entities under HIPAA. Yet many healthcare providers—particularly small facilities, physician practices, and behavioral health providers—continue to make mistakes, resulting in thousands of dollars in civil monetary penalties (CMP) from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

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