This update to one of the Journal’s most popular web pieces features new segments with helpful information for both HIM professionals and consumers.
This slideshow walks patients through a typical release of information request.
With on-site HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights slated to start this year, both covered entities and their business associates need to be prepared.
Seeking to answer consumer questions on how HIPAA works for them, the Journal speaks with an attorney to explore various issues, from accessing deceased records to processing fee payment.
While HIPAA has clear guidelines about who can and cannot receive information, it is not a one-size-fits-all regulation since it designates much of the decision making to the covered entity’s “professional judgement.”