HIPAA Privacy Rule
The Health Insurance and Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 - yes, 23 years ago! The implementation effective date was in 2003, and a time when providers, including therapy practices, were developing and implementing their "Notice of Privacy Practices". The Privacy Rule was published in December 2000, which was later modified in August 2002. The Privacy Rule set national standards for the protection of individually identifiable health information by three types of covered entities: health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers who conduct the standard health care transactions electronically. Compliance with the . . .
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