New Advisory Highlights How HIPAA Restricts Covered Entities' Freedom in Responding to Media Requests and Public Complaints

Adam Greene has posted a new advisory discussing Shasta Regional Medical Center’s HIPAA settlement with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, arising out of the Center’s use and disclosure of protected health information in attempting to rebut media reports of alleged Medicare fraud.  The advisory spotlights the limits that covered entities face in responding to media requests and public patient complaints.  You can access the advisory here.

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