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HIPAA Right To Access Case


10/7/19: Although HIPAA is familiar to virtually everyone in the healthcare world, from provider to patient, for its emphasis on privacy, another aspect of the law is less familiar: the right of access to healthcare information...

Recently, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) launched its first enforcement action and settlement in its Right of Access Initiative.  The recently announced Initiative represents OCR’s promise to “…vigorously enforce the rights of patients to receive copies of their medical records promptly and without being overcharged.”  This won’t be the last enforcement action under the new initiative...

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HIPAA Right To Access Case

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