By: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD
What is HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act? It is a law to protect your private health information.
While the law protects the privacy of your medical information, it can prevent a loved one from seeing your medical records to help you out.
Key issue – you need to authorize people you will rely on to have access to your medical information.
Two key ways to do this are:
HIPAA release is a simple and short one or two page document that authorizes someone to see your medical information.
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