What is HIPAA?

HIPAA is federal law

The acronym represents the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996”

The purpose of HIPAA includes the following:

  • Privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Standardization of healthcare data
  • Simplification of healthcare operations
  • Insurance portability to ensure coverage in the event of any job changes
  • Preventing discrimination against applicant or businesses
  • Required reporting of breaches of PHI
  • Preventing Fraud