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MPA Blogs for HCCA: Forgotten Physical Safeguards Lead to Stolen Records

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 8/23/17 12:50 PM

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In June 2017, an Illinois mom found two medical records in her middle schooler’s belongings.

This mom discovered that some of her daughter’s peers had stolen nursing home records from an abandoned nursing home, and passed them around at school.  The records included medications, doctor’s notes, diagnoses, social security numbers, addresses and other protected health information.

Read more at the Compliance and Ethics blog.

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