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Welcome to the Think about It Thursday Podcast, where we dive deep into the latest healthcare trends and provide expert insights from Ciox Health’s compliance and privacy gurus.

Episode 1: Exploring Self-Pays and Privacy

In this inaugural podcast, Elizabeth and Amy delve deep into the intricate landscape of HIPAA regulations about self-pays. They dissect a recent case where a patient’s self-pay status was disregarded, unraveling potential consequences for patient confidentiality. Furthermore, they navigate the complex terrain of implementing self-pay safeguards within healthcare settings while also exploring how the 21st Century Cures Act could amplify these challenges.

Key Takeaways from This Episode:

  • Expert Insights: Discover the in-depth expertise of industry specialists as they dissect the complexities of healthcare compliance and privacy through real-life scenarios that impact patients.
  • Real-Life Scenarios: From the case of a family member negotiating medical bills to the intricacies of PHI disclosure, Elizabeth and Amy bring these scenarios to life to help provide a clearer understanding of the importance of privacy and compliance in healthcare decision-making.
  • Regulations Demystified: Unveil the intricate web of regulations that govern self-pays and Protected Health Information (PHI) disclosures while understanding the nuances of HIPAA and the 21st Century Cures Act.