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Patient Confidentiality

Patient Confidentiality

Physicians hold a sacred trust to guard their patients' secrets, dignity, and lives. Succumbing to the temptation to vent frustrations is never right.

Engaging adolescents in their care and during the patient visit can be especially challenging. Here are some tips.

Don't avoid social media just because of HIPAA fears. Social networking, done right, can bring multiple benefits to your practice.

Court signals federal HIPAA violations do not prevent claimants from bringing a state common-law suit; cautions physicians on the extent of practice liability.

State HIPAA laws typically work in tandem with federal rulings. And, in the case of legal action, related state statutes are found to apply.

At the MGMA 2014 conference, attendees learned about key elements of HIPAA compliance they may be overlooking. Many have to do with changes to patient rights.

The HIPAA audit program under the Office for Civil Rights is expanding and changing. Is your practice prepared?

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