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Recently an employee was not on duty but in the office and called the patients for one of the physicians to cancel appointments for the next day. Was this a HIPPA violation?

No that was not a HIPPA violation, because she was acting under the direction of a physician and she was not disclosing any protected health information. A HIPPA violation is if any health care provider shares medical information about a person without consent. That includes telling people of a condition, discussing a condition in public or using information in a medical brief without consent of theĀ individual. Simply calling patients to cancel appointments is not reviewing or sharing protected health information.

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