Experts say next Congress will fight medical identity theft

10/17/2008 | Government Health IT magazine

The next Congress will probably create a new law that expands on the protections found in HIPAA, creating protections against medical identity theft, according to Marcy Wilder, a partner at Washington law firm Hogan and Hartson, who specializes in health information law. Until then, she says, HIPAA and states' data-breach notification laws will be the strongest legal protection against medical identity theft.

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