Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Provider’s Responsibilities in Patient Rights for HIPAA
2013 Wisconsin Act 238 (Wis. Stat. 146.816(4)), enacted on April 9, 2014, directed the Department of Health Services to create and make available information for health care providers and health care facilities that explains health information privacy rights in commonly understood language. Provider’s Responsibilities in Patient Rights for HIPAA describes the rights that patients have under the Privacy Rule that health care providers are required to honor.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a very wide-ranging, highly complex, and multi-faceted piece of Federal legislation. It is considered to be one of the most important pieces of healthcare legislation to emerge. It is designed to improve the portability and continuity of health insurance. Another important objective is to reduce administrative costs for providers and payers while protecting the privacy of health information. The impact of HIPAA on the healthcare industry will be felt nationally, and its Federal legislative requirements are unavoidable.
This site is intended to assist governmental entities within Wisconsin with HIPAA compliance. This website will provide you with:
News to keep you up to date on what’s happening.
Options to consider when developing solutions.
Assistance for private individuals and organizations is available through professional organizations, consultants, and collaborative organizations like the HIPAA Collaborative Of Wisconsin (HIPAA COW).