CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: September 9, 2020
Many laboratories have implemented electronic result reporting systems, which deliver results via online portals or other mechanisms. As with any reporting system, mistakes will occur, even if very infrequently, and labs will accidently send results to the wrong ordering physician and/or patient. Many laboratories still rely on fax mechanisms to deliver results, which are also susceptible to errors. One of the more common HIPAA inquiries we consistently receive is what should my laboratory do if we send test results to the wrong ordering physician or patient. We are also asked if such mistakes represent a breach of protected health information, which obligate providers to notify affected ....
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