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2022 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE

Download the Department of Health & Human Services 2022 Fee Schedule

https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2021-23972.pdf

COVID-19 PROTOCOL UPDATE

Here is the latest update from the Texas Department of State Health Services on COVID-19.

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

HIPAA Privacy Misconceptions

“The guidance reminds everyone that the HIPAA Privacy Rule only regulates the usage of protected health information by covered entities and their business associates, and only health care providers, health care clearinghouses, and health plans are covered entities,” Conklin said. “Those entities cannot provide vaccination information to third parties who are not covered entities without an appropriate HIPAA authorization or as otherwise permitted under HIPAA. However, employers or businesses interacting with their customers or visitors are not covered entities and are not restricted by the HIPAA Privacy Rule.”

Read the article here

https://masslawyersweekly.com/2021/11/23/hipaa-privacy-misconceptions/