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Stay HIPAA-compliant and trouble-free with valid authorization forms

Physician Practice Perspective, September 20, 2003

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It's been five months since the privacy requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) have gone into effect, and the basic rules should already be ingrained in your mind and apparent in your practices.

However, you have little control over whether outside entities understand or observe the rule. Therefore, you must carefully check over any authorization form you receive to make sure you're following HIPAA guidelines when disclosing protected health information (PHI).

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