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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Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, individuals with continuous coverage in the group market, not broken by more than 63 days, can access coverage without any waiting periods in a state alternative mechanism.
The primary objectives of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 were to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system, help providers access patients' health care information, standardize the way information is handled, and ensure that patient health information remains strictly confidential.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was signed into law on August 21, 1996 by then President Bill Clinton.
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They're also investing time and money in preparing to meet next year's compliance deadline for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
With the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the electronic transmission of health information, the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) mandated the adoption of standard unique identifiers for healthcare providers, as well as the adoption of standard unique identifiers for health plans.
IDX eCommerce Services supports compliance with transaction regulations under 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.

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