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HIPAA: Info-disclosure training key to compliance

Physician Practice Perspective, August 21, 2002

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Educate staff members to redisclose patient informationPhysician practices should be able to share patients’ protected health information (PHI) with anyone involved in the patients’ treatment if officials finalize pro posed changes to the privacy rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. This is important since most doctors have patient records that originated somewhere else. General practitioners of ten run tests on patients and send their records to other offices when they find conditions outside their expertise. Your staff must learn how

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