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Have you noticed that several months ago, when picking up a prescription at @cvspharmacy you are asked if you want to enroll in the CVS Pharmacy and Health Rewards program?
@cvspharmacy This pops up on a screen informing you that you’ll earn $5 in coupons if you enroll. I can’t imagine how many people click that little “yes” button for the $5 off.
@cvspharmacy Do you know what you’ve sold for that $5 coupon that will probably expire before you use it? I do. Bc the 1st time I was asked to enroll, I read the several page long consent that you have to scroll through on the same display screen that shows your total & takes your payment.
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Butler Woman to Serve a Year in Prison for Maliciously Disclosing Personally Identifiable Health Information…
“United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Linda Sue Kalina, 62, of Butler, PA. The court further ordered that Kalina have no contact with any of the individuals she victimized during the imposed terms of imprisonment and supervised release.”
“In imposing the maximum sentence called for under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Court offered that Kalina’s conduct was the most egregious of its kind.”
She accessed health records and disclosed protected health information in order to embarrass/distress people.
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Because I think it is important that those of us working in healthcare remember the practical consequences of the regs we advise clients on, I am going to live tweet my own attempt to obtain a copy of the record of a single clinic visit a few months ago . . . #HIPAA #Really?
Clinic visit happened in January, and now I have a need for a copy of the record. Doctor was at a clinic that isn't convenient to walk into personally, so I called and asked the process. Told that I need to access the patient portal to get the authorization form. So far so good.
Need to set up a patient account to get into the portal. There's another password to remember, of course, but I can deal with that.
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@realDonaldTrump #Tuesdaythoughts on #healthcare (tangent style):

You, President Trump, have clearly made some progress in understanding some of the issues with the ACA (despite your failure to realize it was originally a plan devised by the Federalist Society ie Barr/Kavanaugh types). 1/
@realDonaldTrump Nonetheless, you have correctly identified (a) #premiums (b) #deductibles and (c) coverage for pre existing conditions as key issues to address. Indeed.
@realDonaldTrump Plus, the kicker for me at least is to make #PPO plans available to everyone not just for those who get their health plans through their employer (in sum, #HMO/EPO/POS = 👎; PPO = 👍 ....
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An interesting wrinkle of #CuresAct

Adhering to contractual requirements is *not* one of the 7 exceptions to information blocking.

Tagging the smartest health policy lawyers I know:

@HealthPrivacy @JodiDaniel @SavageLucia

(Joy Pritts has no Twitter handle?)

Historically, when BAA terms or other contractual terms conflicted with rights possible under #HIPAA, BAA terms have been deemed to hold.

E.g., famously, even though a clearinghouse is a HIPAA CE & has all the rights and obligations of a CE...

...Clearinghouses *also* act as BAs and receive data under a BAA.

Other #HealthIT entities are pure BAs but are also deemed #HealthIT by Cures and this NPRM
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OK. So there's a piece (no paywall) on @JAMA_current today by Freddy Abnousi (head of #healthcare @facebook), @hmkyale, +@DrJRums "Social Determinants of Health in the Digital Age: Determining the Source Code for Nurture."… #cyberwoke /1
Before you think this is any kind of good news, remember that @Facebook has successfully incinerated democracy in several places, in the process turning all of us into meat puppet data cash machines (we don't get the cash) and now ... #cyberwoke /2
In addition to knowing where we are, who we're with, what we like, and what we think, they want our health data? How big of a FUCK NO, NO WAY, OMFG HAVE YOU LOST YOUR EVERLOVIN' MIND will we have to raise to kill this? #cyberwoke /3
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#VaxPusher Dr. Paul Offit leaks president's son Barron's medical information to the public.

Trump has never confirmed to the public that Barron is on the spectrum.

How does Paul Offit have this information and why is he sharing it with the public?

#MAGA #HIPAA #PaulOffit
Offit makes unconvincing apology about his comments made on Barron Trump's medical information.
Dr. Zubin Damania is Paul Offit's loyal little 🐴😘er.
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