The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets standards for protecting sensitive patient data.This implies that any healthcare provider that electronically stores, processes or transmits medical records, medical claims, certifications must comply with the HIPAA standards. It applies only to electronic medical transaction hence no need to purchase a computer based system.


HIPAA requires that all patients must be in a position to access their own medical records, correct errors and omissions and information on how the personal details are being used.Other provisions include privacy procedures to patients, medical records and billing systems.

HIPAA provides a set of standards and compliance to covered entities: any one who provides treatment payment and operations in health care and Business associates; anyone …

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HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

This is an acronym used for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA does the following:

  • Provides the ability to transfer and continue health insurance coverage for millions of American workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs
  • Reduces health care fraud and abuse
  • Mandates industry-wide standards for health care information on electronic billing and other processes; and
  • Requires the protection and confidential handling of protected health information

Health Insurance Policy

The portion of HIPAA addressing the ability to retain health coverage is actually overseen by the California Department of Insurance and the California Department of Managed Health Care.

Protection and Confidential

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