HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act, is a United States legislation that was first introduced in 1996 to safeguard medical information and ensure data privacy of health records in the hands of health insurers and healthcare practitioners. It also ensured continuous insurance coverage to people who change their jobs or lose them.
A key amendment to the act – the Privacy Act – made in 2003, works to protect the privacy of all personal health information. To better understand your individual rights and what it implies for healthcare practitioners, read this infographic.
The Do’s & Don’ts of HIPPA:
Infographic by – Rehab Center Marketing