Misconception of the HIPAA

Posted by Thomas Davon on

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its different rules are aimed at securing the interest of both the patients and the health care provider. It gives guidelines for the use and disclosure of information about patients for the safety of the patients and for the interest of the health care provider. In the rules are rights and rules that if a health care provider complies with will have no problem with the law and with the patients. Sometimes people are often believed that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) does not protect the interest of the health care provider; that is, it does not put the interest of the health care provider into consideration. The HIPAA ensures that every health care provider carries out its duties in the most secured and protected way, especially when it has to do with information handling.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules are both for the interest of the health care provider. Its major concern is that no information about any patient by a health care provider who is a Covered Entity (CE) should be used or disclosed outside the stipulated methods and procedures. If the Covered Entity (CE) or the CE’s Business Associate (BA) follows the laid down procedures by the HIPAA and other privacy laws, both the CE, the BA as well as the patients would be protected.

People who see the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its Privacy and Security Rules as only concerned with the patients do so because they fail to understand that it is the information about the patient that is being handled and that puts the patients more at risk than the health care provider.

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