We hear this question a lot. "I already have a Notice of Privacy Practices. Does that mean I don't need the HIPAA policy you mentioned?" And the answer is always, without exception, a resounding no. A Notice of Privacy Practices document is not a substitute for written privacy policies and procedures, nor is it sufficient to satisfy your legal and ethical requirements to safeguard patients' medical privacy.
With this graphic, we unpack some of the common misunderstandings about the role of the Notice of Privacy Practices, and we explore the meaning behind it. Still have questions? Schedule a free consultation with one of Jackson LLP's healthcare attorneys to discuss your practice's compliance.