Health Information Management

Consider privacy education for patients: Weigh the costs and benefits of going beyond NPPs

Health Information Compliance Insider, May 1, 2009

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The law requires you to provide patients with a notice of privacy practices (NPP), a document often several pages in length that states how you may use and disclose patient medical information. But that?s where the law stops. You aren?t obligated to educate patients about their rights under HIPAA or even explain why they should care about the protection of their PHI in the first place. But that doesn?t mean you shouldn?t do it anyway, experts say.

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