Category: HIPAA

comply with HIPAA

How exactly is HIPAA compliance achieved?

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What Is HIPAA Compliance? HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The act was introduced by congress in 1996 and was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. The reason this act was introduced to modernize the flow of healthcare information. And set codes and specifications to protect Personally Identifiable Information maintained by ….  Read More

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Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was first introduced in 1996 by U.S congress. The main focus of this act was to enhance the efficiency of the health care system of the U.S. Later in the year 2002 HIPAA privacy rule came into existence with the goal of protecting the confidentiality of patients and ….  Read More

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Why is it important to comply with HIPAA?

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HIPAA commonly known as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a very important legislative law in the health care industry. This act came into existence in 1996 and was brought by Congress in U.S to improve the efficiency of health care organizations and same time it protects the valuable information of the patient’s health ….  Read More

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What is Considered PHI under HIPAA?

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Protected health information known as PHI is any identifiable health information that is used, maintained, stored, or transmitted by a HIPAA-covered entity. Any information about individual or patient’s past present or future physical or mental health, and the provision of any healthcare comes under PHI. Other information such as healthcare billing, demographic data, conversation between ….  Read More

purpose of HIPAA

What is the purpose of HIPAA?

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HIPAA is better known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and was first introduced by the U.S Congress in 1996. Being an important legislative act, the main purpose of it was to improve the efficiency of the healthcare system and the protection of patient’s data. In the beginning, the sole purpose of this ….  Read More

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What information does HIPAA protect?

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HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act was first introduced by Congress in 1996. It has been 24 years since the HIPAA was introduced but still many people are confused about the act and what it does for patients and what information does HIPAA protect.  Who Does HIPAA Cover? Health Insurance ….  Read More