What Is HIPAA?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed into law in August of 1996. The intent of the legislation was to improve the portability and continuity of health benefits, to ensure greater accountability in the area of healthcare fraud, and to simplify the administration of health insurance. A wide range of compliance deals with health information management, security and privacy standards.
Traveling The Road Of HIPAA
In general, all healthcare organizations, including health plans, providers and clearinghouses that electronically transmit or store individually identifiable health information are covered by HIPAA.
The Road To Compliance:
HIPAA regulations have extensive impact on your healthcare organization. These requirements will change your organizations structure and procedures, physical accommodations, and technical equipment and capabilities.
Physical & Administrative Procedures
Electronic Transactions and Code Sets Standards
Privacy (Electronic & Records Access)
Unique Health Identifiers
Security Standards for Health Information