Misrouted protected health information
Providers and facilities are required to review all member information received from Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) to help ensure no misrouted Protected Health Information (PHI) is included. Misrouted PHI includes information about members that a provider or facility is not currently treating. PHI can be misrouted to providers and facilities by mail, fax or e-mail. Providers and facilities are required to immediately destroy any misrouted PHI or safeguard the PHI for as long as it is retained. In no event are providers or facilities permitted to misuse or re-disclose misrouted PHI. If providers or facilities cannot destroy or safeguard misrouted PHI, providers and facilities must contact Anthem’s provider services area to report receipt of misrouted PHI.
December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California