HIPAA Enhancements: How They Affect Your Practice

Although HIPAA has been in effect for 17 years, confusion remains about some aspects. The passing of the HITECH act earlier this year added a few wrinkles and brought this issue back to the forefront. Do you know the difference between HIPAA and HITECH or when it started? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA), sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. HIPAA was introduced in 1996 by the late Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and former Senator Nancy Kasselbaum...