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Unnecessary Stress: HIPAA and Litigation Requests
While many areas of HIPAA compliance result in confusion and misinterpretation, responding to document requests from parties in litigation is one that has been presenting itself frequently. The classic scenario is Party A and Party B are in a lawsuit with each other. Party A’s claim is based upon suffering some sort of injury that resulted in receiving medical treatment. During the course of the lawsuit, Party B sends a request for documents to Party A’s physicians. No surprises have arisen yet and the ability to obtain documents is a classic part of litigation. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
Data Use: Who Should Control?
Questions around the state of privacy for healthcare and other information are being left unanswered in many regards. Many services and tools fall outside the “traditional” healthcare realm, which means HIPAA and state-level legal protections focused on the healthcare industry do not provide coverage. Services that ostensibly protected data are also frequently found to have either not been entirely forthcoming or always using data just without readily apparent disclosure. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
Steps on the Path: Impact of Price Transparency
Healthcare prices vary significantly from one organization to the next for the same services and patients are highly unlikely to know what those prices will be. The issue is a topic of frequent debate and concern for all within healthcare. With all of those discussions, price transparency can often be touted as a panacea to the ills of the system. That is not necessarily true. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
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