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Pay per view: Understand minimum necessary requirements for disclosing protected health information

APCs Insider, September 19, 2008

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To protect patient privacy, HIPAA requires that staff members have access to the minimum information necessary to do their jobs. Covered entities (CE) also must disclose the minimum amount of information necessary to meet the needs of a request. But defining “minimum necessary” is more difficult than one might expect. HIM professionals often fear releasing too much or incorrect information.

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