Ms. Reeves PHI Case Study

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Finally, we would like to address Mr. Craven’s assertion that the Hospital used Ms. Reeves’ PHI for “commercial advantage.” The penalties for wrongful disclosure of PHI significantly increase if the offense is committed with the intent to sell or use PHI for that purpose. While HIPAA does prohibit the “sale of PHI” for commercial advantage, it expressly excepts the disclosure of PHI for treatment and payment purposes from the “sale of PHI.” As we discuss in this memorandum, the Hospital did not sell, wrongfully disclose Ms. Reeves’ PHI, or otherwise violate HIPAA.
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