Subject: ADMIN RE: New TECHWR-L Poll - ADD
From: "Lisa M. Bronson" <lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:29:49 -0600 (MDT)

Bring this discussion back to technical writing, folks.

Lisa B.
TECHWR-L Administrator

>> Well, that's not how I was taught to implement/train
>> employees re: HIPAA at a contract last summer. Then I guess
>> the "expert" who trained me was completely wrong?
> If the "expert" said that HIPAA prohibited EVERYONE without exception
> from disclosing medical information on another person, yes, the expert
> was wrong. See if you can get your money back.
> It's like this. I can say "Michelle, did you know that Biff has ADD and
> eczema?" and I can't be prosecuted under HIPAA. But if I work for his
> doctor and and say the same thing, Biff can own my boat after going to
> court...

>> After HIPAA was implemented I could no longer get insurance
>> information on my custodial children from my ex-husband's
>> insurance company. But the children couldn't authorize my
>> access, my ex had to do it.
> Right -- because the insurance company is bound by HIPAA regulations
> regarding disclosure. But as legal custodian, you shouldn't have been
> barred from getting that information. When HIPAA regulations hit, there
> was a lot of confusion. Consultants for one HMO in California set up
> the permissions incorrectly. Nurses could not schedule appointments for
> regular patients, and the HMOs in-house pharmacy couldn't see a
> patient's record when filling a prescription.


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