The Carrot, No Stick

Haugh, Richard
July 2006
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2006, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p14
Trade Publication
This article focuses on a voluntary compliance approach by the U.S. government on a final rule issued by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 which requires the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services to levy penalties to violators of patient privacy. So far the OCR has focused on educating providers and offering assistance and technical support as hospitals develop their compliance programs.


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