By 1996, the Internet and World Wide Web had led to increased use of electronic communication and data sharing. This brought mostly good things, but it also increased the amount of fraud in health care. It also created the need for standards to allow easy, consistent electronic sharing of health information and to reduce cost, time, and errors in reporting for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
This need brought about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and consists of 5 Titles. This course contains brief overviews of Titles I and II through V and focuses most heavily on Title II which includes Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control, privacy, security, and standards for electronic data transmission.
- Describe the structure and content of the HIPAA Act
- Describe who must comply with the regulations and what information is protected
- List permitted uses of protected information
- List individual rights regarding that information
- Identify the range of penalties for non-compliance
Source File Format
Storyline 360, Storyline 3
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