HIPAA

The FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and Prerecorded Calls

Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) regulates prerecorded calls. It requires getting consent from recipients before sending telemarketing messages. How can you tell if your message is marketing and needs prior consent? If it can result in a sale, lease or rent of goods or services it requires prior consent. The TSR…

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Automated Call Laws: Find Out Which Laws Apply to You!

Automated Call Laws

At ReminderCall.com, we strive to help our customers follow all automated call laws. These apply to automated text messages too. ReminderCall.com appointment reminders are generally permitted by federal and state laws. But, if you are sending other information, there are several other laws to consider. Plus, if you are a healthcare provider, HIPAA kicks in.…

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Avoiding Medical Office Data Breaches in Four Steps

Medical Office Data Breaches

Medical office data breaches don’t just happen to big entities like UCLA or Stanford. They affect private medical practices as well. Breaches, both big and small, can result in serious problems. For a physician, a data breach can bring audits, fines, even litigation. It can damage your reputation in the community… it can also spell…

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Top 15 Celebrity HIPAA Fails And Their Consequences

Prince's HIPAA Fails

Tabloids make money by publishing juicy celebrity health gossip. Ever wonder where they get the information? Many times, it comes from medical professionals snooping where they shouldn’t. Patient protected healthcare information (PHI) is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But even though medical staff can go to prison for disclosing medical…

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