Corporate Compliance

Q&A: Notice of Privacy Practice for patients

Compliance Monitor, August 18, 2010

Q: Must patients receive a paper copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) during every encounter at our facility?

A: No. You are required to give patients a copy of your Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) when you first provide healthcare services to them. After that, you must provide another copy only if you make significant changes to the notice.

Mary D. Brandt, MBA, RHIA, CHE, CHPS answered this question in the August 2010 issue of the HCPro newsletter Health Information Compliance Insider. For more information about this newsletter visit the HCMarketplace.

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