HIPAA and Physician Rating Websites: The Texas Medical Association will seek amendment of HIPAA rules to allow physicians to respond to incorrect information posted on the internet by patients, as long as physicians address only nonmedical care issues and do not disclose medical conditions or diagnoses the patient did not disclose. If HIPAA rules cannot be amended to allow physicians to respond to incorrect information posted on the internet by patients, then TMA should seek amendment to HIPAA rules that develop guiding principles for entities with physician rating sites to promote fair and balanced restrictions on postings by physicians, patients, and others who post reviews (Res. 113-A-17).
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June 20, 2019