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Responding to Patient Reviews: How HIPAA Affects What You Should Say
“You were much better than your reviews said you’d be!” It’s a backhanded compliment out of nowhere, but suddenly your day is ruined. You check up on your reviews, and sure enough, some people have left some unflattering remarks about your medical practice. You shoot off a quick response to try and correct the situation and go about your day.
Unfortunately, you may have just violated HIPAA without knowing it, even if you were careful in your response.
Tips for a HIPAA-Compliant Responses to Reviews
- Keep It Anonymous
- Criticize Cautiously
- Stake Your Claim
- Follow Up Offline
- Focus on Positive
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