This website has been developed with the purpose to offer you an educational tool about the most important aspects of the HIPAA act. You will also have access to the Privacy Notification, forms and contact information.

Legislative background:

On August 21, 1996; President Bill Clinton signed the 104-191Public Law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA. This law was created by the United States Congress with the purpose to reduce the administrative costs of health services, guarantee medical insurance coverage for individuals, protect the medical information of the individual by creating privacy and security regulations, standardize the exchange of electronic information, establish uniform codification systems and adopt measures to fight against fraud and abuse in the Health Services Industry. The Law appointed the Secretary of the Department of Health and Humanitarian Services of the United States (DHHS) as the supervising agency.

The HIPAA Act is comprised of five (5) Titles that regulate the health care services industry. Title II, Subtitle F, Administrative Simplification has been classified as the most critical aspect in the implementation phase. This title requires covered organizations to comply with three standard rules: Electronic Transactions and Codes, Privacy and Security. These three regulations have their respective fulfillment dates and non-fulfillments penalties.

For more details about the HIPAA act and the privacy policies, access our Privacy Notification section.

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