The HIPAA law is said to be the most significant act of Federal legislation to affect the health care industry since Medicare and Medicaid were rolled out in 1965. Healthcare providers and employees should take this important course to receive a summary of key elements of the HIPAA rules.
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HIPAA stands for "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" (HIPAA). President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on August 21, 1996. It is said to be the most significant act of Federal legislation to affect the health care industry since Medicare and Medicaid were rolled out in 1965. The law officially became effective on July 1, 1997.
HIPAA required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop regulations to protect the privacy and security of certain health information.
The following is a specific list of who needs to be HIPAA compliant:
This course is a summary of key elements of the HIPAA rules and not a complete and comprehensive guide to compliance. Entities regulated by the Rule are obligated to comply with all of its applicable requirements and should not rely on this summary as a source of legal information or advice.
After completing this course, you will have the knowledge of the following components:
To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.
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1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). HIPAA and OSHA: Whistleblower Complaints. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA-factsheet-HIPPA-whistle.pdf
2. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2006). Health Information Privacy. Retrieved from: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/provider_ffg.pdf
3. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2014). HIPAA Privacy Rule: What Employers Need To Know. Retrieved from: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/privacysummary.pdf
4. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2014a). Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Retrieved from: www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/hipaa_basics.html
5. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2014b). Health Information Privacy. Retrieved from: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/
6. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2014c). Sharing Health Information With Family Members and Friends. Retrieved from: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/sharing-family-friends.pdf
7. U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. (2014d). A Health Care Provider’s Guide to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Retrieved from: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/provider_ffg.pdf
8. Government of Kansas. (2014). HIPAA. Retrieved from: www.dcf.ks.gov/Agency/Documents/HIPAA-Training.pdf