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HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act )

HIPAA - Frequently Asked Questions

The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of your health information; it says who can look at and receive your health information, and also gives you specific rights over that information.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Common Privacy Myths

There may be confusion with federal laws protecting the privacy of health information. Learn how your information can be shared and by whom.

Review Date: February 16, 2011

American Health Information Management Association

How To File a Complaint: Health Information Privacy

Learn how to file a complaint if you believe that a health plan or any health care provider violated your (or someone else’s) health information privacy rights.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Right to Access Medical Records

The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives you rights over your health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your health information. Get answers to common questions about who can access to your medical records.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Understanding HIPAA Privacy: For Consumers

Learn about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, a Federal law that gives you rights and sets limits on who can look at and receive your health information.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services