The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets guidelines to the medical field that assure privacy standards. These standards were created to improve health insurance, health care delivery, and to simplify the administration of health insurance.
HIPAA protects a wide array of information from being disseminated, including:
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act recognizes that medical information is very private. HIPAA was initiated to:
Multiple entities in the medical profession are required to abide by the HIPAA guidelines. These include:
Medical claims can be very involved with various complex issues. Often times, medical cases can be expensive to pursue because they concern an extensive amount of research. Violating a patient's privacy rights under HIPAA can carry heavy criminal charges and civil damages. The benefit of an experienced attorney would be invaluable, and you should speak to an attorney to learn more about your case and the recovery that may be available to you.
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