HIPAA Case Study

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The Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act was first introduced in 1996. This law became nationally known as HIPAA. “This law is made up of five sections. Titles I, III, IV, and V address regulation of the continuity and renewability of employee health insurance, promote the establishment and use of medical savings accounts, and set standards for the coverage of long-term care.” (Charles R. McCornell, 2015, pg 513) HIPAA set guidelines for a lot of aspects in the American health care system. “This law addresses a variety of issues related to health care. HIPAA required the US Department of Health and Human Services to adopt standards regarding the electronic exchange, privacy, and security of health information.” (Health Insurance…show more content…
McCornell, 2015, pg 523) Hipaa controls a major patk of health care and affects almost every aspect of…show more content…
(Charles R. McCornell, 2015, pg 514) This title is the one that has had the most affect on patients and healthcare systems. “The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA, Title II) require the Department of Health and Human Services to establish national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers. It also addresses the security and privacy of health data.” (HIPAA Title Information, 2015, par 2) Switching over to electronic forms allows for administrative simplification, and the codes used for each location, individual, insurance helps reduce
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