Tuesday, January 11, 2011
HIPAA and FACTA
A federal law that protects the privacy of personal health records in some cases is the health insurance portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Fair and accurate credit transactions Act (FACTA) a federal law is passed in 2003 provides certain consumer rights to identity theft. HIPAA is an entity of covered by HIPAA applications companies and organizations that must comply with the HIPAA privacy rule. Covered entities include health plans (such as insurance companies and HMOs), health care and health care provider activities electronically p: System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebPartConnection.consumer under HIPAAHIPAA rights provides patients with the right to the inspect your medical history for accuracy. Patients have the right to know who has access to health information private and how the records can be used. Consumers can a complaint with the Department of health and social services for civil rights office allows disclosure or not respect the rights of the FACTAFACTA issue.Consumer demanding consumers that credit organizations to a fraud alert in the file to place. Consumers can get two free credit reports within a period of 12 months after the placement of a fraud alert in your folder. FACTA allows consumers to request applications and other information from corporations and financial institutions on fraudulent transactions.State LawsIn most, HIPAA on the laws of the State health - privacy will prevail. However a health - law state privacy is strict, it can replace HIPAA. FACTA, cases of fraud and identity theft, can consumers, however, have additional rights unterDas law of the State. As a result, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)Consumers with State also.EnforcementHIPAA consumer protection agencies interact encourages is applied by the HHS Office for civil rights. FACTA is enforced by the FTC.