Insurance Coverage Lessons In The Electronic Age

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 6:05 PM EST) -- HIPAA, HITECH Act and ARRA are just a few acronyms of federal statutes that serve as the cornerstone for the protection of sensitive personal health information (PHI) in the ever-expanding electronic age of health care. Health care electronic data breaches continue to raise real concerns for both patients and health care providers and institutions.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act provides for civil and criminal penalties to be imposed on persons who improperly handle or disclose individually identifiable health information. For the patient, the concerns...
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