What is HIPAA protected health information (PHI): What do you need to know about PHI & HIPPA

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Except if you are living under a rock, you would know about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 which stresses on the integrity, sanctity, and security of PHI (protected health information). However, the question that arises is, why is PHI kept under the rug? And why is it always talked about …

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What are the Costs of HIPAA Compliance and Implementation?

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HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. It has two main purposes: to provide continuous health insurance coverage for workers, who lose or change their job, and to reduce the administrative burdens and cost of healthcare by standardizing …

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Three Boston Medical Hospitals Violated the HIPAA Policy for Filming ‘Boston Med’, Get Charged with $999,000

September 20th, 2018, three Boston hospitals were fined by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR). All three of the hospital authorities are facing charges for violating HIPAA policy by allowing film crew on the premises with strict patient privacy, without their authorization. Namely, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Boston …

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