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April 14, 2003

HIPAA Privacy Rule was created by the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and became effective:

the privacy of an individual's health information

What is the purpose of HIPAA?

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic & Clinical Health) of the 2009 is part of what?


American Recovery & Reinvestment Act

provide an individual with greater rights with respect to his or her health information and to provide greater privacy protections for one's health information, which serves to limit access by others

What are the 2 goals of HIPAA?

HIPAA Privacy Rule

Key federal law governing the privacy and confidentiality of patient information:

provide privacy protections to one's health information

Effects of the HIPAA Privacy Rule:


Federal statutory law was enacted by Congress on August 21, 1996?

statutory law

Law based on statutes, which are created by the legislative branch of the government (the House of Representatives and the Senate):

Senate and House of Representatives

US Congress is bicameral and is made of up:

two chamber

What does bicameral mean?

two representatives for each state

The Senate has how many senators?

House of Representatives

Each state is entitled to at least one representative and the total number based on the population of each state for this:

administrative law

Rules and regulations created by administrative agencies:

Internal Revenue Code of 1986, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1986 (ERISA), and the Public Health Service Act

HIPAA amends these 3 pieces of legislation already in existance:


HIPAA consists of how many broad sections (titles)?

Title I

Health Care Access, Portability, and Renewability:

Title II

Preventing Health Care Fraud & Abuse Medical Liability Reform Administrative Simplification: Privacy, Security, Transactions & Code Sets, Unique National Provider Identifiers, and Enforcement:

Title III

Tax-Related Health Provisions:

Title IV

Group Health Plan Requirements:

Title V

Revenue Offsets:

administrative simplification

Term referring to HIPAA's attempt to streamline and standardize the healthcare industry's nonuniform and seemingly inefficient business practices:

creation of standards for the electronic transmission of data

Original intent of HIPAA?

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

February 17, 2009, Obama signed this into law:



funding for health information technology and provided significant changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) included:

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule are located here:

statute within ARRA

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is a?


What codified the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)?

recognized per statute

What does codified mean?

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