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HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
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HIPAA is the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. This regulatory standard seeks to establish standardized mechanisms for electronic data interchange (EDI), security, and confidentiality of all healthcare-related data there are two sections to the Act. HIPAA Title I deal with protecting health insurance coverage for people who lose or change jobs. HIPAA Title II includes an administrative simplification section which deals with the standardization of healthcare-related information systems.

HIPPA Privacy Rule key elements include who is covered, what information is protected, and how protected health information can be used and disclosed. Because it is an overview of the Privacy Rule, it does not address every detail of each provision.

The US Department of Health and Human Services provides up-to-date information about HIPAA.


This is a summary of key elements of the Privacy Rule including who is covered, what information is protected, and how protected health information can be used and disclosed. Because it is an overview of the Privacy Rule, it does not address every detail of each provision.

 

   
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