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Pediatric Coding Alert

Follow These 7 Steps When A HIPAA Breach Happens

Document your investigation carefully in case of a lawsuit. Try as you might to prevent, sometimes a HIPAA breach occurs anyway. The HIPAA Breach Notification rule (§164.400 et seq.) requires you to take specific actions when faced with a breach incident. Jim Sheldon-Dean, principal and director of compliance services for Lewis Creek Systems based in Charlotte, Vt., outlines the following steps you need [...]