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    Email to Former Patients of Dr. Teresa Sievers rcvd on or about 1 April 2016

    Absolutely, there are hundreds and hundreds of ways to violate HIPAA. Sorry I am narrow minded, I was trying to figure out how someone had access to patient information that could be sent in an email and not be in violation (while MS is in jail). I am not sure where holistic medicine falls into...
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    Email to Former Patients of Dr. Teresa Sievers rcvd on or about 1 April 2016

    Yikes, yes I have made a mess of trying to explain my point of view. All information is protected, my point was if the information is sitting in a paper chart (not EMR) and not being sent electronically for insurance, billing or coordination of care there is no need for HIPAA compliance as they...
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    Email to Former Patients of Dr. Teresa Sievers rcvd on or about 1 April 2016

    I am not saying only those that accept insurance are covered entities, only that not all providers are covered entities. Covered Entities Covered entities are defined in the HIPAA rules as (1) health plans, (2) health care clearinghouses, and (3) health care providers who electronically...
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    Email to Former Patients of Dr. Teresa Sievers rcvd on or about 1 April 2016

    I am sure that I am not writing what my mind is trying to say. Maybe this link will help as forming cohesive sentences is not happening for me today: Covered entity's are governed by HIPAA as electronic information is sent from the entity to an external source...
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    Email to Former Patients of Dr. Teresa Sievers rcvd on or about 1 April 2016

    If a Dr. is paid in cash and has no reason to bill an external source or send a report to an external source, no HIPAA protected information is exchanged. It is when protected information is used in a certain way or exchanged with an external source the rules are in force. HIPAA also applies...
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    Email to Former Patients of Dr. Teresa Sievers rcvd on or about 1 April 2016

    It is my understanding that if an office does not bill insurance, they are not governed by HIPAA. For instance: A free clinic that does not bill insurance and only does a cash business will not have to adhere to HIPAA guidelines as they are not transmitting protected private information...
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    Email to Former Patients of Dr. Teresa Sievers rcvd on or about 1 April 2016

    BBM It is my understanding that "conduct certain business electronically pertains to billing electronically. If I remember correctly the same rules do not apply when it comes to emailing a patient. Certain privacy is expected and safeguards in place generally for an email but are no where near...
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    Owner of the Infamous Purple Truck - Dr. Roy Heilbron

    I have been trying to figure out if TS's office would be considered a covered entity that follows the rules of HIPAA. If the practice billed any insurance plan then they would be a covered entity and would be required to follow the rules of patient privacy according to HIPAA guidelines. If it...
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    Found Deceased MI - Omarion Humphrey, 8, Lake Callis, 4 Jul 2015

    http://www.minbcnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=1228811#.VZ_6VPmwSrx :( Body found in lake near where 9-year-old went missing
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    Discussions on Formal Sentencing Hearing - Jodi Arias #12

    Niner posted this earlier http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?212640-OH-Ryan-Poston-29-Highland-Heights-12-Oct-2012-Shayna-Hubers-chgd-w-murder Sorry, not sure how to double quote.
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    Discussions on Formal Sentencing Hearing - Jodi Arias #12

    I watched the series last week as well. Every episode helped me realize that it will be a totally different experience for inmate #281129 than jail. It is a psycho eat psycho world in there. It also made me wonder if she was spending 100$ a week commissary, she was either paying for friendship...
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    Discussions on Formal Sentencing Hearing - Jodi Arias #11

    I missed the entire day, is there a video available?
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    SIDEBAR #48 - Arias/Alexander forum

    This link shows her in Perryville, last movement 4/01/15 https://corrections.az.gov/public-resources/inmate-datasearch ETA have to search for her from link
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    Discussions on Formal Sentencing Hearing - Jodi Arias #10

    There is a Kindle reader download for your PC. I haven't used it yet as I downloaded it while waiting for a new kindle cord to arrive. HTH
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