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Pulmonology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Electronic Faxes Become ePHI

Question: Our office recently switched to receiving faxes electronically. What is the best way to secure the information that’s being sent and received? South Dakota Subscriber Answer: Once a fax becomes electronic, it is considered electronic personal health information (ePHI). Therefore, you must develop proper access controls so that only authorized users can see that document. Best practice: Store faxes on [...]

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