Health Insurance Portability Act of 1996 (Hippa): Is It Best for Us of Not?

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Hippa? Is it best for us, or not? Hippa is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability Act of 1996. Confidentiality is a huge issue to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (Hippa) mainly due to protection of the clients. The act sets standards for the storage and privacy of personal medical data. The rule was enacted on August 21, 1996 by the 104th United States Congress and was signed by Bill Clinton. It was introduced in the house by Bill Archer on March 18, 1996. Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act of 1996 helps to promote high quality health care services and helps protect confidentially of patients and other individuals. Title I of the 2-part HIPAA attempts to protect health-insurance…show more content…
It prevents employer insurance discrimination based on their health status, and reduces the amount of a period newly enrolled policy holders can be denied coverage of when they try to enroll in a new plan. All patient data will be protected as far as they camn and will not be given to anyone except for their designated care physicians or doctors. One and the most important approach of this act is to protect a patients or any individuals privacy that is described in Title IV, which explains the regulations and rules for the protection of a patient’s information. All healthcare providers (doctors, nurses etc...), health hospitals, clinics, and government health plans that use, keep in storage for a long period of time, or who give the information to another facility or doctor are required to agree and follow the privacy regulations and rules of the HIPAA law.

The act has caused a much greater number of problems than it has actually solved or decreased. After the enormous amount of problems being created, individuals and common citizens declared to open offices to investigate and implement confidentiality through basic laws carrying unbending fines and consequences for violators who do not abide or follow the law. Ives Erickson and Millar told the
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