Health Information Management

HIPAA Q&A: Health plans, remote workers, and more

Briefings on HIPAA, October 1, 2009

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Our physician practice confirms patients’ insurance coverage by contacting their health plans the day before their appointments to verify coverage and patients’ financial responsibility. When patients enroll in a new health plan, is their consent or authorization necessary before we contact their new health plan?

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