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Experts says medical identity theft legislation may be on the horizon

HIM-HIPAA Insider, October 20, 2008

Experts attending the October 15 Medical Identity Theft Town Hall sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology predict that medical identity theft legislation is on the horizon for 2009, Government Health IT reported October 16.

“We are going to see legislation, probably in 2009, that addresses [medical identity theft] in some way,” Marcy Wilder, Esq., a partner at the law firm of Hogan and Hartson, said during the town hall.
 
Currently HIPAA and state breach notification laws provide the most protection against medical identity theft, Wilder said during the town hall. “There are some rules in place, but there are gaps,” she said. 
 
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