What is hipaa

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What is hipaa

  1. 1. What is HIPAA The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued the Privacy Rule to implement the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).1 The Privacy Rule standards address the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information—called “protected health information” by organizations subject to thePrivacy Rule — called “covered entities,” as well as standards for individuals privacy rights to understand and control how their health information is used.

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