HIPAA Frequently Asked Questions
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HIPAA Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is HIPAA?

  • What is PHI?

  • When can my protected health information be shared?

  • What is a HIPAA Authorization form?

  • How do I cancel a HIPAA Authorization form?

  • I have already given a Power of Attorney (POA) to someone. Do I also need to sign a HIPAA Authorization?

  • Can a health care provider share my protected health information for treatment purposes by fax, email or over the phone?

  • What is a business associate?