The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a federal law that made many changes in employer-sponsored health plans. The law allows individuals to move from job to job without losing coverage as the result of pre-existing conditions. HIPAA guarantees access to group coverage for employees in companies with two to five employees. HIPAA also contains new requirements for the electronic transmission of health information, including security and privacy standards.

HIPAA Update Sept 2008 Communication for providers.pdf
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This guide explains when a health care provider is allowed to share a patient's health information with the patient's family members, friends or others identified by the patient as involved in the patient's care.
HIPAA Update Sept 2008 Communication.pdf
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This document contains a list of common questions about HIPAA and when health care providers may discuss or share health information with family members, friends or others involved in patient care or payment for care.
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HIPAA Update, October 2003
HIPAAPrivacy RulesAddendum.pdf
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HIPAA Privacy Rules Addendum
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HIPAA Privacy Policy Checklist
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HIPAA Privacy - From Rules to Tools - provided by Steve A. Schwarm, Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, LLP, April 2002
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HIPAA Privacy: A Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy Regulation Compliance - provided by Steve A. Schwarm, Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, LLP, June 2001
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