Feb 2003 Issue
The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Three Key Forms [Feature]

The author provides samples of three forms useful in implementing HIPAA privacy regulations -- the Notice of Privacy Policy, a patient authorization form, and a patient consent form that is not strictly required by HIPAA but may be useful.

Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions [Feature]

A health care attorney and expert in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) answers readers questions about the pending regulations.

Jun 2002 Issue
Security Software for Hand-Held Computers [Computers]

The article provides an overview of the different software programs available for securing information stored on PDAs and also describes why users should install one of these programs.

May 2002 Issue
HIPAA Compliance: How to Get an Extension [Feature]

The author explains the extended deadline for complying with the HIPAA transactions and code sets standards and provides instructions for what practices need to do to apply for the extension. Article will include a tool.

Nov-Dec 2001 Issue
What the HIPAA Transaction and Code Set Standards Will Mean for Your Practice [Feature]

This is the third article in the series to educate and prepare family physicians' practices for the pending HIPAA regulations.

Jul-Aug 2001 Issue
A Problem Oriented Approach to the HIPAA Security Standards [Feature]

The author provides instructions for breaking down the Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates into manageable categories and tasks so that practices will be better able to prioritize the specific actions they need to take to comply with the HIPAA security regulations.

Jul-Aug 2001 Issue
Forget HIPAA; Think of Your Patients [Editor's Page]

Introduces the cover story on HIPAA security regulations, urges readers not to panic about HIPAA. Includes a box soliciting members of the Panel of Reader Representatives.

Mar 2001 Issue
What You Need to Know About HIPAA Now [Feature]

This article provides an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and discusses the ramifications for family physicians.

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