Workers’ Compensation Disclosures & HIPAA

HIPAA Allowed Disclosures in Workers’ Comp The HIPAA Privacy Rule does not apply to workers’ compensation insurers, workers’ compensation administrative agencies, or employers except to the extent they may otherwise be covered entities. However, The Privacy Rule acknowledges the need for insurers and other entities involved in the workers’ compensation systems to have access to...
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Treatment, Payment, and Healthcare Operations (TPO)

Defining TPO The HIPAA Privacy Rule generally prohibits providers from using or disclosing Protected Health Information (PHI) unless authorized by the patient. This general rule has some exceptions that allow providers to function without having to report every disclosure or obtain authorization from the patient. The HIPAA Privacy Rule was not established to keep providers...
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