ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Letting minors view their health records online means finding a compromise between patient privacy and parental rights.
Author explains final "omnibus" rule released from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Jan. 17 that it said would strengthen patient privacy protections, give patients greater control over their health records, and beef up the government’s ability to enforce the regulations.
The article answers physicians' questions about the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which allocated $19.5 billion for the adoption of health care information technology and modified the HIPAA requirements.
The article describes strategies family physicians should employ to avoid Internet security breaches.
Its payment system undervalues primary care, and its regulations include jail time for physicians' mistakes. What's not to love?
The article will explain the new HIPAA security regulations and how family practices can comply with them.
This article is one physician's lighthearted view of regulations imposed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
This article addresses the HIPAA transaction and code sets implementation process and provides information regarding what data health plans will be need in order to pay claims once the standard becomes effective.
Follows up on "A Piece of Your Mind" (Nov/Dec 2002) by asking for more specific guidance on two topics FPM might cover.