The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act

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Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a law that was passed in 1996 that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule set national standard for the protection of individually identifiable healthy information by three types of covered entities: health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers who conduct the standard health care transactions electronically. The Security Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act sets national standard for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health insurance. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Enforcement Rule provides standards for the enforcement of all the Administrative Simplification Rules. Individuals, organizations, and agencies that meet the definition of a covered entity (health care provider, health plan, health care clearinghouse) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act must comply with the Rule’s requirements to protect the privacy and security of health information. (Office for Civil Rights, 2015)
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