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Changes to HIPAA laws could close local business

Updated: Monday, February 24 2014, 09:04 PM EST
ALBANY -- Federal HIPAA laws are meant to strengthen patient privacy but a recent change to them, may very well put a local company out of business. Under the updated rules, there are now limits to how information can be used and disclosed for marketing purposes.  Investigative Reporter, Jennifer Lewke spoke with a local company that facilitates mailings for thousands of optometrists nationwide and says these changes will force them to shut down.
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Hello and thank you for stopping by The Real Deal web-page! I'm hoping you'll find some useful information here. I (Jennifer Lewke) will be updating this page daily to bring you the latest news on anything and everything that may impact your wallet. Whether it's a bad business trying to rip you off, a contractor who took your money and ran, the government wasting your tax dollars, or a telemarketer who just won't stop calling, my goal is to uncover it and hopefully prevent it from happening again!

On the right-hand side of this page, you'll see a section labled "Links" --these will all take you to websites for organizations that help protect consumers. Most of the groups have the authority to fine or shut down bad businesses so it's important to file the proper complaints to get some action.

I'm happy to look into any issue you have to get you the Real Deal. You can reach me anytime at (518) 381-4992 or by email at jlewke@wrgb.com. I hope to hear from you soon!

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