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ScanSTAT Technologies hosted an informational webinar for clients on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1:00pm CDT regarding Health and Human Services’ recently issued additional guidance in the form of a FAQ regarding patients’ rights to access their health information under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
The webinar provided a broad overview of the information contained in the FAQ.
Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser, HIPAA Compliance Consultant and Gary Powell, Compliance Officer, both of ScanSTAT Technologies, dissected the FAQ guidelines and discussed ways these additional guidelines may affect clients’ release of information processes. More specifically, the webinar reviewed guidance on the format in which a patient may request and receive their health information, as well as the methods to determine appropriate costs for the release of information service.
“While we are all still learning what these additional guidelines mean to our clients, our goal is to help all providers be better prepared to utilize this guidance as it applies to their release of information process so they may remain compliant with the HIPAA Privacy Rule,” says Ayers Wickenhauser.
If you were unable to attend the live webinar hosted by ScanSTAT or want to share this information with others within your organization, please click here to access the webinar.