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HIPAA Corner

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, protects the privacy of medical records and other individually identifiable health information.

Please don’t fall victim to a HIPAA violation; follow these easy steps:

  1. Always use two patient identifiers;
  2. Verify the recipient’s fax number before sending a fax and only fax patient information if your manager approves;
  3. Use lowered voices when sharing protected health information.

Don’t forget to complete an Electronic Occurrence Report (EOR) if you feel that HIPAA or a Baptist privacy policy has been violated.

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