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Article reviews the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) subpoena and how it is becoming the investigative tool of choice for certain US attorney's offices in health care investigations. This trend is making it imperative for defense practitioners in the white collar and health care sectors to familiarize themselves with the capabilities and significance of this type of administrative subpoena. The article highlights how HIPPA subpoenas work and their advantages and limitations.
For more information, see Katten's advisory, "The Increasing Use of HIPAA Subpoenas in Federal Health Care Investigations."