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Common HIPAA mistakes made by physician practices: Part 1

Marti Arvin (marti.arvin@cynergistek.com) is an Executive Advisor at CynergisTek Inc., which is headquartered in Austin, TX.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule has been enforceable for more than 18 years, the HIPAA Security Rule has been enforceable for more than 15 years, and the Breach Notification Rule was finalized more than eight years ago.[1] Even after all this time, there are still common issues that occur in physician practices. Some issues apply generally to implementation of the rules, while other issues are specific to an individual rule.

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