Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Information about the health of the Federal law that regulates

The health insurance portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was from the computer or by electronic means in 1996 which adopt storage and transmission of medical information about rules. Established HIPAA privacy and information of management standards. FunctionAccording for the Ministry of health and services, HIPAA "provides federal protection for personal health information held by covered entities and the patient returns an array of rights to such information." Covered EntitiesOrganizations covered by the Act include insurance companies, HMOs, programs such as Medicare and Medicaid pay care.Protected Informationtypes health information that is protected are medical patient records, billing by the insurance and discussions between Act information, patient.ExceptionsThe health professionals and physicians offices cases account to take where the information is necessary to process regular and offers is stored for his release under certain circumstances. Risks for public health, research and emergency situations require the right protected information.AdministrationThe release is managed by the Office of civil rights in the U.S. Department of health and services.

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