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The HIPAA Law and Related Information
HIPAA Law ?
You can download the entire law. See the link in the Downloads section below.
Summary of Administrative Simplification Provisions ?
A summary of the HIPAA law is available. To view, see the link in the Downloads section below.
Clarification of HIPAA ?
An extension of remarks by the Honorable David L. Hobson from October 23, 1997 can be downloaded below.
The Administrative Simplification Compliance Act (ASCA) ?
Amended the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and requires that all claims submitted to Medicare on October 16, 2003 and beyond be done so electronically except for certain circumstances. For additional information on the ASCA Regulation, please go to the Downloads section below.
Rule Making Process (creating and publishing regulations) ?
To learn more about the Rule Making process, see the link in the Downloads section below.
Are You a Covered Entity ?
The Administrative Simplification standards adopted by Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) apply to any entity that is:
- A health care provider that conducts certain transactions in electronic form (called here a "covered health care provider").
- A health care clearinghouse.
- A health plan.
An entity that is one or more of these types of entities is referred to as a "covered entity" in the Administrative Simplification regulations.
Covered Entity Charts
Guidance on how to determine whether an entity is a covered entity under the Administrative Simplification provisions of HIPAA is available under the Downloads link listed below.
|HIPAA Law 61kb|
|Summary of Administrative Simplification Provisions 18kb|
|Clarification of HIPAA 20kb|
|The Administrative Simplification Compliance Act 44kb|
|Rule Making Process 25kb|
|Are You a Covered Entity 260kb|