I don't understand HIPAA. I mean, I do understand it, but I don't always understand why one thing violates it while and other doesn't. For example, when I go to the doctors office and they call out my entire name in the waiting room, isn't that a violation?
I was in the middle of a phone call yesterday that somebody at work claimed was a violation, but I'm sure that it was not. I was calling the daughter of a patient of mine per her request, and even though there was no voicemail message, I left the following message:
"Hi, this is Dr. Fizzy. I'm calling about your mother. She's doing great, but I just wanted to touch base with you about her care. Please call me back at 555-5555."
I can't for the life of me figure out how this violates HIPAA, but feel free to educate me.