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Four Labs and Billing Company Pay $140,000 Fine in HIPAA Case

In 2010, billing company dumped pathology records of 67,000 patients in a municipal garbage facility

WHEN A BILLING SERVICE company disposes of patients’ lab test records, it should do so in compliance with federal and state privacy rules. That means all protected health information (PHI) should be shredded or incinerated. Four pathology groups in Massachusetts learned this lesson the hard way when they and their billing company agreed to pay …

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