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Understanding the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act

By: Susanne S. Warfield
Posted: May 3, 2010, from the May 2010 issue of
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The OCR provides technical assistance to people seeking to comply with the confidentiality provisions and public information regarding the administration of the enforcement program. To contact the OCR, visit its Web site at www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy.

As the federal government debates and considers a more socialized medicine platform, the importance of electronic health care transactions and compliance with standards as a provider, health insurance plan or employer will play a key role in keeping costs under control and patient information private. Keeping abreast of these updates will ensure your practice’s survival through future health care developments on both the state and national level.

REFERENCES

1. www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/index.html(Accessed Apr 21, 2010)

2. www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/psa/enforcement/index.html (Accessed Apr 21, 2010)