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HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA is a privacy & security rule

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system in the United States, To adopt national standards for medical privacy and electronic health care transactions and To ensure fair and equal health care

Sets boundaries on the use and release of health records
Establishes safeguards to protect the privacy of health information Holds violators accountable
Gives patients the right to know how their health information is used
Limits the release of medical information to the minimum reasonably needed
Gives patients the right to examine their own health records
To protect the patient’s medical privacy
Provide appropriate security of patient records
To appropriately maintain patient information and billing processes in compliance with national standards
The patient’s right over the use and disclosure of his or her own personal health information

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