Back in 1996—long before the days of social media and smartphones—Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as a means of governing the manner in which providers, insurers, and business associates collect, share, and use patient protected health information (PHI). Ultimately, it’s in everyone’s best interest to ensure that patient information remains private, but adhering to all HIPAA rules can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned provider—especially in the age of the Internet. But, infractions can lead to costly penalties, and ignorance is not a viable defense. To test your mettle—and ensure your practice is HIPAA-compliant—take this short quiz:


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