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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* The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (www.hhs.gov/ocr/combinedregtext.pdf) created new standards for electronic transactions, data security, unique patient identification numbers and the privacy of individually identifiable health information.
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The telehealth provider must design a delivery system compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 to ensure privacy and protection of the patient's information as they would with any hard copy information and data.
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