HIPAA Release Form

HIPAA Release Form

Key Points The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects patient data while still enabling sharing between authorized entities for treatment, operations, or payment purposes. For reasons other than these, covered entities and their business associates must seek authorization from the patient via a signed HIPAA release form. The HIPAA release form should be written in plain language…

What is HIPAA Compliance?

What is HIPAA Compliance?

Key Points Introduction The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a set of regulatory standards that intend to protect private and sensitive patient data from hospitals, insurance companies, and healthcare providers. HIPAA compliance is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the provisions of the Act are…

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