HIPAA

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HIPAA

(Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191) Also known as the "Kennedy-Kassebaum Act," this U.S. law protects employees' health insurance coverage when they change or lose their jobs (Title I) and provides standards for patient health, administrative and financial data interchange (Title II). The latter also governs the privacy and security of health information records and transactions. HIPAA, developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, took effect in 2001 with compliance required in phases up to 2004. For more information, visit www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa. The HIPAA document is www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-104publ191/html/PLAW-104publ191.htm. See privacy, HITECH and healthcare IT.
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Many insurers are now preparing for the April 14, 2003, compliance deadline of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Department of Health and Human Services recently issued its final rule implementing the privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Each organization signed a three-year contract for ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger) email protection to help meet the security guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) by the April Security Rule deadline.
The subpoena was issued under provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
The company selected ZixCorp's services to comply with the secure email mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
The network purchased ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger), ZixMail, and ZixPort encryption services to meet the email mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) by the April deadline.
HOUSTON -- Until now, typical Covered Entities such as primary health care providers, and business associates in transcription, billing, health underwriters, therapists, and other professionals have been forced to employ expensive and convoluted methods to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Each organization has signed a three-year contract for ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger) email protection to help meet the security guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) by the April Security Rule deadline.

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