Physician Practice

HIPAA: Fall into gap analysis

Physician Practice Perspective, November 21, 2002

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With enforceable HIPAA privacy regs a reality come April, it’s smart to look at your privacy areas nowIn football, the defensive coordinator is responsible for plugging the gaps in a defensive line. At your practice, you have the same responsibilities. No, Marshall Faulk isn’t going to plow through your office but if a patient complains about your privacy procedures, or lack thereof, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) might.To plug up the gaps in your privacy policy, as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), you need to condu

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