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Health Care

HIPAA Privacy Standards

About the Course

This eLearning course gives an in-depth look at the Privacy Standards included in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and discusses what these regulations mean for health plans doing business in the United States. This online training course includes updated requirements that were included in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), which was signed into law February 2009. It provides a closer look at the use and disclosure of protected health information and also educates users on identifying when an individual’s permission is required and what type of permission is necessary. The training course also explains the concept of minimum necessary and how it affects use and disclosure of PHI. A discussion of the individual rights that provide members and patients greater control over their health information is also covered.