According to HIPAA regulations, the Right of Access lets patients obtain their medical records for themselves, or the patients may direct that records be sent to third parties, including you. To learn more about this topic, watch the video.
Cybercriminals often target healthcare practices due to their lucrative business model and access to protected health information (PHI), which includes patients’ financial and medical details. Do you know about the potential severe consequences that can result from a cybersecurity breach in your healthcare practice?
HIPAA affords patients access to their medical records. However, there is an essential difference between an authorization to release records and a “Right of Access” request. Read the article to learn more!
A new law was passed in 2021 in regard to HHS and HIPAA audits following breaches, violations, or complaints. The new law empowers HHS to potentially reduce the penalties and end the audit early. Watch the video to learn more!
Neither the Illinois Medical Practice Act nor the Rules specifies a number of years that office medical records must be retained. However, other laws, including statutes of limitation on medical malpractice and personal injury claims, may be used as guidelines for record retention. A physician should consider these laws in formulating a policy that is tailored to the needs of the individual practice.