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Fact patient sees me HIPAA protected?

January 21, 2016

Question:

Jennifer,

A colleague let me know that it was not appropriate for me to name a patient's name unless we share a formal referral and common treatment bond. Is this true?
 
Thanks

Dr. C
 
Answer:

Yep, that's correct.  HIPAA protects all individually identifiable patient information, and name falls right at the top of that category. Be advised the list of authorized disclosures above is not exhaustive.    

  
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