The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191), also known as HIPAA, was enacted as
part of a broad Congressional attempt at incremental healthcare reform.
The "Administrative Simplification" aspect of that law requires
the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to
develop standards and requirements for maintenance and transmission
of health information that identifies individual patients.
These documents and Web Site Links are provided as a courtesy. Note, some of these documents are old however, they are here for reference information.
here for an in-depth PDF document about HIPAA matters
Click here for a brief PowerPoint presentation on HIPAA (opens in a new window)
Click here for a Product Overview on HIPAA Rx
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about HIPAA Rx
The PDF file can be read with the Adobe Acrobat Reader,
which can be downloaded free of charge from www.adobe.com
Below are other Web Site Links for more information.
HHS Data Council
National Committee Health Vital Statistics (NCHVS)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Government Printing Office
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA)
Washington Publishing Company