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60k’ HIPAA Overview

April 05, 2012

The guidance that started as an attempt for consumers to keep their health information private and make their insurance portable has become a large legislative issue. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 and updated in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006! Congress realized that the advancements in technology called for additional legislation to protect the privacy of an individual’s health information known as Protected Health Information (PHI). The Privacy Rule sets standards to protect PHI transmitted electronically by three covered entities; health plans, health care clearing houses and health care providers. The Security Rule outlines safeguards (administrative, physical and technical) for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all electronic PHI created, received, maintained or transmitted. The Office for Civil Rights oversees and enforces the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule.

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