Glossary of Compliance

Compliance Glossary

Our list of curated compliance glossary offers everything you to know about compliance in one place.

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Covered Entities

Covered Entities can be a health plan, health care clearinghouse, or health care provider. They electronically transmit health information as per HHS standards and include individuals and organizations. 

– Health plans are individuals or groups who provide medical care or cover its expenses.  

– Health care clearinghouses are private or public firms who process health information from a non standard format to a standard one. 

– Health care providers offer medical or health services. They can be individuals or organizations who furnish, bills, or is paid for care services.

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