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What is HIPAA?

Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act


When are you a HIPAA entity?
HIPAA only applies to health care providers who:

• Engage in certain covered transactions on behalf of clients with third party
payers (insurance companies, HMOs, etc)
• AND who engage in those transactions electronically.
• Once a health care provider sends or receives covered transactions
electronically, that provider is forever after a covered entity and must
comply fully with all HIPAA rules and requirements with all patients.