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Wearing Two Hats: Maintaining Privacy When the Employer is the Provider

10 November 2016

In an effort to contain costs, a growing number of self-insured healthcare employers are implementing medical management programs to target outreach to high-risk members. Some have decided to manage their program internally, posing a critical question: When the employer and the provider are one in the same, what’s the best way to assure employees their protected health information (PHI) is protected and kept private?HIPAA draws a clear distinction between health plan and employer when it comes to PHI: the plan may have access to PHI, the employer may not.

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