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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Patient Privacy:

Include Photography Rules in HIPAA Policy

Plus: Laptop theft places hospital in treacherous waters. Recent class-action lawsuits have highlighted the extremely expensive consequences of healthcare professionals who photograph or videotape patients inappropriately. If your organization photographs or records patients in the course of providing care, make sure your HIPAA policies contain strong parameters for this. Johns Hopkins Hospital recently agreed to a $190-million settlement with more [...]