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Pediatric Coding Alert

Patient Privacy:
Emergencies Don't Trump Your HIPAA Requirements

Know what information you can share with disaster relief organizations. Do you know your patients’ HIPAA privacy rights in emergency situations? How about your obligations to public health reporting? Here’s what you need to know so an emergency situation doesn’t become a HIPAA breach disaster. Citing the Ebola virus outbreak in the fall, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) [...]