Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

Notice of Privacy Practices

What does HIPAA stand for?

Answer: HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and includes six complex regulations that aim at standardizing health care transactions, code sets, patient privacy and security.

HIPAA compliance is the responsibility of everyone who works with Pain Management Consultants, including employees, physicians, volunteers and contractors.

HIPAA External Resources

www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa 

- Office of Civil Rights Website

www.hipaasummit.com 

- HIPAA Summit Website

www.hcmarketplace.com 

- HcPro's HealthCare MarketPlace

www.hipaaadvisory.com 

- HIPAA Advisory Website

www.cms.gov 

- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

www.ahima.org 

- American Health Information Management Association

www.himss.org/asp/index.asp 

- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society