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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

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Update Your HIPAA Policies to Reflect New Same-Sex Marriage Rules

OCR augments the definitions of spouse, marriage, and family member. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that federal law cannot disregard same-sex marriage. Since the ruling, the federal government has been mum on how this would affect HIPAA, but new guidance has finally come through. On Sept. 17, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance to help [...]