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IEP Issues - HIPAA

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HIPAA = Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act


For comprehensive information HIPAA, visit


CMS has developed a new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) educational article titled "Medicare Providers: Their Vendors, Clearinghouses, or Other Third Party Billers, and the HIPAA/Medicare Contingency Plan." You may view this (PDF) Medlearn Matters article at


HIPAA Website: An extensive website with a great deal of information about the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rules has been established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights and can be found at


U.S. HIPAA: Patient Privacy Rules Bring Wide Confusion - The transplant patient was recovering well when doctors discovered that his new heart might have been infected with bacteria before the operation. When the doctors sought more information so they could give the man the right antibiotics, the hospital where the donor had died refused, citing new federal patient privacy rules.  "It was ridiculous. The only live part of the donor was in our patient," said Deeb Salem.



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