Category: HIPAA

Julie Clements November 10, 2021 0

Providers of medical records services that assist attorneys in personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and other cases are required to maintain HIPAA compliance. This means that they have to be […]

Julie Clements May 26, 2021 0

In a workers’ compensation case, determining the claimant’s eligibility requires proper evidence. To avoid any complications during the medical record review process, injured workers will be requested to disclose their medical records […]

Julie Clements August 19, 2020 0

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) that came into effect in the year 1996 requires that individuals’ health information remain confidential and secure. The Act’s privacy and security rules govern how PHI or protected health […]

Rajeev Rajagopal April 27, 2020 0

As the COVID-19 pandemic advances rapidly, the U.S. is taking extreme measures to mitigate the health impact of the virus. Whether you run a hospital, law firm or a medical review company, all your employees must be aware of the HIPAA […]

Julie Clements March 13, 2020 0

Law firms and attorneys that deal with protected health information (PHI) from “covered entities” are business associates under HIPAA and must be compliant with HIPAA’s strict privacy and data security standards. Covered entities […]

Rajeev Rajagopal July 30, 2018 0

The U.S healthcare industry is making a speedy transition to a more patient-centred system, and in this movement patient access to health data is a significant consideration. Electronic health record systems that are efficient and facilitate processes such as medical record review for medical and legal processes are being implemented across the nation’s healthcare systems […]

Rajeev Rajagopal September 5, 2016 0

Medical records are at the center of many important processes such as medical peer review, medical claims review, and medical records retrieval. Medical and legal entities and their support services that handle these records are bound by HIPAA and need to take extra precautions to safeguard the healthcare information that pass through their hands. When […]

Under HIPAA, a business associate is a person/entity that performs certain functions/activities that may involve the use or disclosure of PHI (protected health information) on behalf of, or provides services to, a covered entity. Covered entities include healthcare providers and payers that carry out certain transactions electronically – doctors, hospitals, dentists, clinics, labs, pharmacies and […]

Julie Clements November 5, 2014 0

Medical records are an indispensable requirement for attorneys during the prosecution of their case. When handling protected healthcare information (PHI), attorneys have to comply with state laws concerning patient privacy and also with federal regulations found in the HIPAA Act of 1996. The “Omnibus Rule” published in 2013 contains several amendments to HIPAA and incorporates […]

Rajeev Rajagopal October 2, 2013 0

Healthcare providers are obliged to comply with HIPAA requirements regarding the privacy rights granted to patients.

  • Patients have the right to view their medical records and also ask for a written notice regarding how their health information is used and shared.
  • They can ask for a copy of their file and request that mistakes identified be corrected.
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