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When an adolescent patient requests confidential services, here’s what you need to know about their rights and your responsibilities.
It's time for more discussion about how best to incorporate chaperones in primary care.
Making sure you can understand your patients not only improves their care but avoids legal trouble.
What do you do when the law and your Hippocratic Oath come into conflict?
Protecting your patients’ health information is more difficult and more important than ever. The author’s strategy will help you meet this month’s deadline.
How will the privacy rule affect your practice? We took that question and others to a health care attorney to find out.
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.
The first step to understanding and responding to denials is recognizing the difference between medical necessity and medical benefits.
Now that the final privacy rules have been published, your practice can’t afford to ignore this legislation.
How can you be sure that patient information you share electronically with other physicians is not as accessible as a note on a postcard?