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A 35-year-old member asked:

will hipaa protect me with a pre-existing condition?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It is supposed to: If you are asking that your medical information will be held confidentiality, than answer is yes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
HIPAA: affords protection for current and past medical conditions / records. For a better understanding see: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
HIPAA will not protect you if, nor should you, lie about or exclude pertinent health information when requested to provide it in appropriate settings.
Sep 3, 2014

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How does hipaa lead to protecting health information?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Maybe: Hipaa was designed to prevent unwarranted sharing of health information electronically. It rapidly expanded to absurd levels. It inhibits communication among doctors and restricts clinical research. It increases costs and annoyance. The government and insurance companies can trade this information without restriction. The whole thing needs revision.

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