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A health care attorney and expert in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) answers readers questions about the pending regulations.
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.
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.
This is the third article in the series to educate and prepare family physicians' practices for the pending HIPAA regulations.
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.
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.
This article provides an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and discusses the ramifications for family physicians.