What is covered under HIPAA?

Answer Laws within the United States regulate the privacy of medical information to help protect patients. Regulations are set up to limit ways hospitals and medical professionals can use patients' privat... Read More »

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Rules for Covered Entities Who Are Subject to HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA, assigns covered entities with the responsibility of securing patient health information and enforcing confidentiality stan... Read More »

Can X-rays be e-mailed under HIPAA?

According to the American Association of Dental Office Managers, if you email a patient X-rays, you must only use a secure or encrypted email service. However, if the patient authorizes it, you may... Read More »

Cause of Action Under HIPAA?

Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996 to limit the use and abuse of personal information, intentionally or unintentionally, by health care provider... Read More »

What if an Employee Is Not Covered Under FMLA?

The Family Medical Leave Act is a federal law that provides job protection for workers who need time off for medical reasons. The law gives covered employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off to t... Read More »