MHA690 Health Care Capstone Professor Sherry Grover December, 5, 2012 Catherine Vitale
HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996
Confidentiality HIPAA Ethics Employee Responsibility Employee Monitoring Consequences for a violation of privacy
The Health Insurance Portability andCONTENT Accountability Act of 1996 EMR SYSTEMS (HIPAA), Public Law 104- 191, was enacted on August 21, 1996. Sections 261 through 264 of HIPAA require the Secretary of HHS to publicize standards for the electronic exchange, privacy and security of health information.
HIPAA required the Secretary to issue privacy regulations governingindividually identifiable health information, if Congress did not enact privacylegislation within three years of the passage of HIPAA.Because Congress did not enact privacy legislation, HHS developed a proposedrule and released it for public comment on November 3, 1999.The Department received over 52,000 public comments. The final regulation, thePrivacy Rule, was published December 28, 2000.2In March 2002, the Department proposed and released for public commentmodifications to the Privacy Rule. The Department received over 11,000comments. The final modifications were published in final form on August14, 2002.3
WHAT IS HIPAA? WHO IS COVERED? Health Insurance & Accountability Act of 1996 All hospitals, physician offices, insurance Title I of the HIPAA act protects providers, employers, medical insurance coverage for certain billing agencies, and of course types of people patients. Title II of the HIPAA act is the part that deals with privacy standards for medical information
Ensure that patient information is kept secure and not visible or disclosed without proper consent Allow patients full access to their medical records Give patients and other medical personnel education on HIPAA privacy policies when needed Give patients the right to protect their medical records Notify patients of access to their medical records Provide a formal complaint process for patients and refer them to the HIPAA compliance office