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Topic Originator: Jana M
Post Date February 25, 2010 @ 11:03 AM
"Three HIPAA Compliance Deadlines This Month" article


Jana M
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Item #2 in the article states that the patient has "the right to pay in full for out of pocket expenses for health care services and request that your practice not disclose his or her medical information to a health plan or other entity."  I have 2 questions regarding this.  First, does this apply to all pts (even Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare)?  And second, how do we protect ourselves from the patient coming back later after it's past filing deadline and wanting us to file to their insurance?  Do we have them sign a statement?  If so, how binding is that?



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