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HIPAA privacy rule six months away

Physician Practice Perspective, September 21, 2002

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Tips to help your practice complyA greedy employee sells medical records to a pharmaceutical company—a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). But the law protects against more than greed. An unauthorized worker seeing a patient’s medical records, for example, also violates the law. Not complying with HIPAA regulations could net a substantial fee and other penalties, so changes will be made to your practice. Don’t fear, many of the changes won’t be drastic. It will just be a matter of tightening up who has access to

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