Matt Fisher writes:
Demands for medical records can stem from a variety of investigations, which can involve a myriad of sources. The most recent example driving headlines is an investigation involving Vanderbilt University Medical Center (“VUMC”). VUMC disclosed records concerning treatment of transgender patients to the Tennessee Attorney General. According to the Attorney General, an investigation of alleged billing irregularities was launched. The investigation stemmed from allegations of improper coding practices that were purportedly revealed by a VUMC clinician on social media posts.
Although people claimed this was a HIPAA violation, was it really? Read more at The Pulse.