Misrouted protected health information (PHI)
As a reminder, providers and facilities are required to review all member information received from Anthem to help ensure no misrouted PHI is included. Misrouted PHI includes information about members that a provider of facility is not currently treating. PHI can be misrouted to providers and facilities by mail, fax or email. 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 and 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 Provider Service to report receipt of misrouted PHI.
December 2018 Anthem Maine Provider Newsletter