Civil Rights Director speaks on HIPAA improvement

Newly-appointed Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Director Jocelyn Samuels recently stated the agency will enforce and improve HIPAA policies, Tech Target reported on September 18.

In her first speech about HIPAA this year at the Consumer Health Summit, Samuels stated the importance of individuals’ rights to privately access their medical documents in paper form or electronically. OCR aims to educate consumers about their HIPAA rights, but this only works if people are given their own accurate medical information. Entities and other business associates were asked by the OCR to voluntarily comply with HIPAA policies. Starting October 6, individuals may now get their medical test results straight from laboratories or online.

Unfortunately many people in America are being denied their long term disability benefits due to HIPAA privacy breaches. However, if you think this has happened to you in Indiana, the attorneys of Hankey Law Office may advocate for you. Find out how we may possibly help you get your much needed reimbursement from your insurer today by calling (800) 520-3633.