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[21 Jan 2012 | 5 Comments | 4,449 views]

Health Care or Medical providers who fall under the group of ‘covered entities’ have the permission, but not the requirement, under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, to disclose and use Protected Health Information (PHI) without the authorization of the individual concerned, under a given set of circumstances. These are listed here below:

Payment, Treatment and Health Care Operations:
This basically refers to the covered entity disclosing PHI for its
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