Docs Can’t Hide Behind HIPAA

Via Scoop.itHealthcare Continuing Education

As physicians and behavioral health providers confront the problem of soaring rates of prescription drug abuse and addiction nationwide, they often feel that existing federal regulations involving privacy of health information (HIPAA) and confidentiality can prevent the effective collection and use of patient data about their use of controlled substances—data that could point to abuse or addiction problems. But that’s definitely not the case…