You can read a summary of how HIPAA’s Privacy Guidelines affect you here: But CVS has evidently devised a way to bypass these protections by tricking its customers into signing apart their HIPAA protections in exchange for store credits. According to the CVS ExtraCare Rewards signup page, all clients must ‘indication a HIPAA Authorization to join,’ a process that CVS does not explain involves customers giving up their right to medical privacy completely. CVS discreetly admits this on in the last step of the procedure later, where customers are required to acknowledge that their ‘health information might possibly be re-disclosed.’ ‘CVS will take the liberty of assuming you know that HIPAA and the ‘federal Privacy Rule’ are one and the same, though it has nowhere made the connection clear,’ writes David Lazarus for the LA Times about the final part of the signup process, which explains to customers they are no longer protected by the federal Privacy Rule.Holden, President and CEO of AmSurg Corp. , today announced that AmSurg and National Medical Care have signed a revised definitive contract under which AmSurg will buy substantially most of NSC’s assets for $135 million in cash. If income from the purchased property go beyond specified targets for 2012, an additional payment as high as $7.5 million in cash shall be made. About September 1 The asset purchase is likely to be completed on or, 2011. The possessions to be purchased consist of 17 ambulatory medical procedures centers, 15 of which are multi-specialty centers and two of which specialize in gastroenterology methods.