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About the Author: Al Lopez
Al Lopez, MD FCCP CHC is the chief operations officer for HIPAA Associates. Dr. Lopez is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, and anesthesia and he holds a degree as a medical coding specialist. He is an experienced pulmonary critical care specialist and anesthesiologist and served as a Compliance Director and Privacy Officer for over ten years. He has experience dealing with HIPAA issues in the clinical setting, HIPAA security and operational issues. Dr. Lopez is certified in Healthcare Compliance and has held various leadership roles within the medical staff and practice corporation.