What do you mean by HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA stands for “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act”, a U.S. passed in 1996. In summary, HIPAA does the following:

  • Requires the protection and confidential handling of protected health information, including all medical and prescription records
  • Provides the right to transfer and continue health insurance coverage when you change or lose a job;
  • Mandates industry-wide standards for health care information on electronic billing and other processes; and
  • Reduces health care fraud and abuse.

More information about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.