Yes, appointment reminders are considered part of treatment of an [...]
The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits physicians to disclose protected health [...]
My state law says I may provide information regarding an injured workers’ previous condition, which is not directly related to the claim for compensation, to an employer or insurer if I obtain the workers’ written release. Am I permitted to make this disclosure under the HIPAA Privacy Rule?
A covered entity may disclose protected health information where the [...]
My state law says I may disclose records, relating to the treatment I provided to an injured worker, to a workers’ compensation insurer for purposes of determining the amount of or entitlement to payment under the workers’ compensation system. Am I allowed to share this information under the HIPAA Privacy Rule?
Yes. A covered entity is permitted to disclose an individual’s [...]
Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit a health care provider to disclose an injured or ill worker’s protected health information without his or her authorization when requested for purposes of adjudicating the individual’s workers’ compensation claim?
Covered entities are permitted to disclose protected health information for [...]
Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit a doctor, laboratory, or other health care provider to share patient health information for treatment purposes by fax, email, or over the phone?
Yes. The Privacy Rule allows covered health care providers to [...]
Does the Privacy Rule permit health plans to disclose protected health information to pharmaceutical manufacturers for the adjudication of drug rebate contracts?
Yes. The Privacy Rule permits a health plan to disclose [...]
When an ambulance service delivers a patient to a hospital, is it permitted to report its treatment of the patient and patient’s medical history to the hospital, without the patient’s authorization?
Yes. The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits an ambulance service or [...]
Is a hospital permitted to contact another hospital or health care facility, such as a nursing home, to which a patient will be transferred for continued care, without the patient’s authorization?
Yes. The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits a health care provider [...]
Does a physician need a patient’s written authorization to send a copy of the patient’s medical record to a specialist or other health care provider who will treat the patient?
No. The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits a health care provider [...]