Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Inspired Senior Healthcare is dedicated to protecting your health information. Our Notice Of Privacy Practices outlines how we may use and disclose your protected health information to carry out treatment, payment or healthcare operations, and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also defines your rights to access and control your protected health information. This information – protected health information – is any information about you that may identify you and that relates to your past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services.
What Does HIPAA Mean to Residents?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act became Federal Law in the United States in 1996. The proposed legislation, and subsequent law, is complex and has a great many components. The two most important areas addressed by HIPAA are:
Privacy: HIPAA defines rules regarding the ways your health information may be used and disclosed.
Security: HIPAA requires specific security measures be in place to protect health information that is sent or stored electronically.