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2023 HIPAA Fines have cost almost $2 million
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Learn From Their Mistakes: The Top 6 HIPAA Fines of 2023

We often discuss how noncompliance can lead to steep HIPAA fines, civil penalties, and loss of reputation. The release of information (ROI) is a complicated process, however. It can be challenging to truly understand how crucial compliance is through all the legal jargon.

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Medical Records Copying Fees
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State-By-State Medical Record Copying Fees

In this article, we’ll go state-by-state to provide the current copying fees to help you estimate request costs. Remember, even if a state does not have specific pricing statutes, all patients are covered by the HIPAA baseline.

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Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Charging for Medical Records

Medical records are a fundamental part of healthcare that contain essential information about a patient’s health history, treatments, and diagnoses. These records play a crucial role in providing effective care, facilitating communication between healthcare providers, and ensuring patient safety. 

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Proposed SAMHSA Updates Align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA Rules

On November 28, 2022, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in collaboration with HHS through OCR. This proposal is designed to update the confidentiality of patient records regarding substance use disorders (SUD).

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Tracking Technology
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OCR Tracking Technology Bulletin Summary

Protecting sensitive health information is a core responsibility of medical organizations. This bulletin proves that out of sight should not mean out of mind. Breaches of PHI can occur in unexpected ways, and long-term compliance often requires foresight and flexibility.

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Cures Act Issue 1
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21st Century Cures Act Fact Sheet

The 21st Century Cures Act is shaking up the healthcare industry, and the expansive nature of the legislation complicates compliance. At ChartRequest, we understand that hectic healthcare environments can make reading 320 dense pages of legislation difficult.

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