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Privacy and Security

The privacy and security of protected health information is a major area of focus for all health care providers. Learn HIPAA guidelines on how to keep your patient's PHI secure.

5 Steps for Creating an Effective Social Media Policy
If you haven't done so already, it is time to update your medical office policies to include the use of Social Media for both personal and professional use.

Release of Protected Health Information
Certain information regarding a patient's medical record is considered PHI. According to HIPAA, PHI requires special handling to prevent a breach in confidentiality. Learn more.

Understanding HCPCS Codes
In order for medical claims to process correctly, there is a standard of codes used to identify services and procedures. HCPCS codes are an important billing component.

Don't Get Fined for Privacy Breaches
Privacy breaches of protected health information continue to be a problem for the entire health care industry. Facilities across the country have found themselves faced with fines due to the unauthorized disclosure of patient information whether accidental or not.

How to Properly Dispose of Protected Health Information
Proper disposal of protected health information (PHI) and other confidential information whether paper or electronic format is a requirement of HIPAA. Any facility defined by HIPAA as a covered-entity has the responsibility to ensure the privacy and security of its patient’s information as well as maintaining the confidentiality of their PHI.

Three Safeguards to Reduce Risks to PHI
With the increased use of information technology in health care, your medical office must continue to find ways to maintain the security of the protected health information (PHI) of the patients they serve.

Social Media's Role in Privacy Breaches
Don't let any of these social media breaches happen to you...

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