HIPAA Links

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  

CMS Q&A on HIPAA
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted several Q&As on its Web site to answer providers' questions regarding the impact of HIPAA on their ability to participate in quality initiatives.

HIPAA Administrative Simplification FAQs
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides a starting point for finding answers for HIPAA's administrative simplification requirements.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HHS frequently-asked questions, rules, enforcement plans, etc. for health information privacy. 

Issue Brief Outlines ICD-10 Impact to HIPAA Transactions
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange and ASC X12, Inc. jointly developed this brief to help industry professionals better understand where to focus transaction testing prior to implementation of the new code sets.

Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new HIPAA standards.

HIPAA: True or False?
This slide show from the Department of Health and Human Services contains the top 15 privacy concerns. (April 2002)

HIPAA Toll Free Numbers: CMS now has a toll free HIPAA Hotline: (866) 282-0659 and email: askhipaa@cms.hhs.gov available. For questions on HIPAA privacy regulations, contact the HHS Office for Civil Rights at (800) 368-1019.


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