HIPAA Presentation

What exactly is HIPAA?

 HIPAA stands for “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act”.

Enforced by the Office for Civil Rights or OCR – and overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services or (HHS)

HIPAA is a US law put in place to provide and maintain privacy standards to protect patient information.

Okay, so now you know what it stands for and why it was put into place – to maintain standards and to protect patient information. 

Now ultimately what are HIPPA’s Primary Objectives?