The US Department of Health and Human Services has promulgated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that mandates that people have opportunities for continued access to health insurance. This applies to people who change jobs or become too old for insurance as a dependent. Rules and regulations under HIPAA also provide rights regarding privacy and confidentiality of medical information and records. This training program explains what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is and wht steps and measures can be used to protect the client’s sensitive information.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (known as HIPAA) was enacted by Congress in 1996. HIPAA serves three main purposes:
- To protect people from losing their health insurance if they change jobs or have pre-existing
- To reduce the costs and administrative burdens of healthcare by creating standard electronic formats for many administrative transactions that were previously carried out on paper.
- To develop standards and requirements to protect the privacy and security of personal health information.
This Employee Training Booklet is a supplement to our HIPAA Safety Training Kit w/DVD. The training booklet is 16 pages with a 10-question quiz and covers the following information: