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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a United States statute that mandates privacy and security protocols for personal medical information.

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Does a foreign company need to be HIPAA compliant to work with a covered entity?

If I'm a HIPAA covered entity and I want to work with a foreign company (e.g. the foreign company would provide the covered entity with PHI from US and other people), does that foreign company also ...
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Does the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus apply to employees of subcontractors?

From the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus: that a business associate includes a “subcontractor that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits protected health information on behalf of the business associate.” .....
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Does PHI need to contain health information PLUS one of the 18 identifiers?

I've worked for various healthcare companies and found there's a wide range of interpretation to what protected HIPAA data is. It should be more cut and dry, but in actual practice it seems to be a ...