TITLE

HHS guidance emphasizes what can be divulged

PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Nov2008 Supplement, Vol. 30, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the new guidance issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The guidance discusses the the ways of talking about patients' health information. It is cited that the U.S. Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996(HIPAA) requires health care providers to protect patients' privacy, and to communicate to patients' family.
ACCESSION #
35166431

 

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