Physician Practice

Know what to throw away and what to keep

Physician Practice Perspective, August 28, 2003

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There's a lot more to throwing away medical documents than bundling the papers in twine and putting them on the curb for the next day's garbage or recycling collection. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) mandates that you protect your patients' information at all times even when you're getting rid of it.

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