FAXing is not exempt from HIPAA. PHI penalties can be up to $1.5 Million. Learn how to do it right.
FAXing is one of those grey areas because everybody FAX's it so it must be okay, or is it? Normal FAX machine to FAX machine may pose more of a threat to PHI than email. Who is seeing that FAX on the other ends FAX tray and what do they do with it? Conversely, the receiving party should be concerned about what to do with PHI when they receive it because the ball is now in your court.
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