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Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996

  At a glance: Below are links to a memo describing NIP's policy for addressing future HIPAA guidance, a HIPAA Factsheet, and answers to frequently asked questions regarding HIPPA and perinatal hepatitis B prevention, and AFIX and VFC provider site visits.  
   
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Congress called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue patient privacy protections as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). HIPAA included provisions designed to encourage electronic transactions and also required new safeguards to protect the security and confidentiality of health information. The final regulation covers health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers who conduct certain financial and administrative transactions (e.g., enrollment, billing and eligibility verification) electronically. Most health insurers, pharmacies, doctors and other health care providers were required to comply with these federal standards beginning April 14, 2003. As provided by Congress, certain small health plans have an additional year to comply.

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