Corporate Compliance

Q&A: Breach notification, summer help, HIPAA compliance

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, September 1, 2009

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A secretary in our pathology department faxed a report to a physician’s office. After dialing, she realized the last two digits of the fax number were incorrect and tried unsuccessfully to stop the fax. An attorney’s office received the fax and notified us. Must we contact patients and inform them when something like this occurs?

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