HIPAA Policy Overview

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) became law in 1996. The law was originally designed to:

The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Act were effective in 2002 and include:

HIPAA assigns covered entities with the responsibility of securing patient health information and enforcing confidentiality standards. Covered entities include healthcare information networks, health plans, and health care providers. Organizations must adhere to rules involving patient privacy and security by implementing HIPAA administrative and technology-based procedures. CerpassRx recognizes the importance of HIPAA and as such, has designated a HIPAA Privacy Officer responsible for the organization’s compliance with this law. You may contact our HIPAA Privacy Officer directly at: hipaa@healthcarehighways.com.