HIPAA - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for sensitive patient data protection. Companies that deal with protected health information (PHI) must have physical, network, and process security measures in place and follow them to ensure HIPAA Compliance. Covered entities (anyone providing treatment, payment, and operations in healthcare) and business associates (anyone who has access to patient information and provides support in treatment, payment, or operations) must meet HIPAA Compliance. Other entities, such as subcontractors and any other related business associates must also be in compliance.
Who Does HIPPA apply to?
This law applies to:
All health Care Providers
Health Care Plans
Health Care Clearinghouses
Subcontractors who work with Health Care Providers
Other related business such as Civil Injury Law Firms