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Lynn Sessions Discusses Best Practices for Avoiding Disclosure of Protected Health Information

News / September 19, 2018

Partner Lynn Sessions is quoted in an article published Sept. 17, 2018, in the “Report on Medicare Compliance” newsletter. The article, “PH Disclosures May Be Curveballs; OCR Gives Technical Assistance,” discusses impermissible disclosure of protected health information (PHI) by providers or through a data security breach. Sessions notes that while some disclosures are inadvertent, she encourages clients to establish and maintain strong security risk assessments and risk management plans or face potential fines and other actions from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

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