HIPAA Principles and Provisions

HIPAA Principles and Provisions

HIPAA Principles and Provisions examines the genesis of many of the legislation’s provisions in the National Uniform Billing Committee and in earlier attempts to impose healthcare reform. It considers the changes the legislation made in the rules applicable to group and individual health insurance plans with respect to the imposition of pre-existing condition exclusions and the insurer’s ability to decline to offer coverage, changes that provided a conceptual basis for the more significant changes implemented under the Affordable Care Act.

Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to:

  • Recognize the early efforts at healthcare reform;
  • Identify the contribution and other limits applicable to medical savings accounts;
  • Describe the requirements for medical savings account eligibility;
  • Apply the tax rules to medical savings account contributions and distributions;
  • Identify the entities directly impacted by the HIPAA’s administrative simplification provisions; and
  • Recognize the security and privacy regulations imposed by HIPAA regulations on personal health information.

 

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