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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

Web resources for more informationWe are providing the following links as a convenience to help you learn more about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The sites listed below and the information they provide are not under our control. Therefore, we can't and don't make any representation to you about these sites or their materials. The fact that we have made these links available is not an endorsement or recommendation by us of the sites or any materials they contain.

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the leader in insurance reform. DHHS explains HIPAA Title II information on administrative simplification in health care.
  • The DHHS website includes information from the Office for Civil Rights regarding HIPAA.
  • The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) offers information on current events and compliance dates for HIPAA as well as a list of nationwide conferences and events on HIPAA.
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are responsible for implementing various unrelated provisions of HIPAA, and the site contains a directory of CMS's business activities with regard to HIPAA.
  • HIPAA 96 is sponsored by the Western Midrange Corp. This site offers HIPAA FAQs, the full text version of the act and various other services.
  • The American Hospital Association (AHA) advocates issues critical to health care provider organizations in the development and implementation of HIPAA information systems standards.
  • The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) provides a forum for HIPAA definitions of standards, resolution of implementation issues and development and delivery of education and training programs.
  • The American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Committee (ANSI) ASC X12 develops uniform standards for electronic data interchange. The HIPAA transaction rule adopted this organization's core health care transactions. This site provides information about the X12 committee.
  • The American Medical Association promotes professionalism in medicine and setting standards for medical education, practice and ethics.
  • The Pennsylvania Medical Society represents physicians; supports professional advancement in public health and public policy as well as in medical science, education, practice and ethics; and serves as a patient advocate, both on the state and national levels.
  • The Washington Publishing Company publishes the ASC X12 national implementation guides created by the X12 subcommittees and houses the external code lists.