Saturday, July 18, 2015

HIPAA Drives Me Crazy


For John, BLUFWhen was the last time you read a HIPAA Agreement before signing it?.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Here, from Ms Paula Sped of The New York Times, is an article on HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, "Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law".   The dateline is 17 July 2015.

For example:

Each scenario, attorneys say, involves a misinterpretation of the privacy rules created under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. “It’s become an all-purpose excuse for things people don’t want to talk about,” said Carol Levine, director of the United Hospital Fund’s Families and Health Care Project, which has published a Hipaa guide for family caregivers.
Do we, as the mass of patients, even pay attention to HIPAA?  If we don't, what does it say about the law?  It says the law has become disconnected from our lives and probably needs to be recast.  Action Congress!

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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