Health Information Confidentiality

Most everyone has heard of HIPAA (the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act”).   This law covers health care plans, health care providers, clearinghouses, and their business associates. The health care information of individuals is protected from disclosure to the wrong parties by following these rules.In general, the patient controls…

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A few simple tips to protect your private info

It’s good to be conscientious and to be clear in your writing. However, you should also keep security in mind.   Years ago, it was common to include complete Social Security Numbers in important legal documents such as powers of attorney, wills, and the like.  These documents then might be filed in…

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