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Health Care Laws,Policies, andRegulationsAzarra, Jaclyn, Laura, Mary, TomokoHCS/545
IntroductionThe array of regulations that govern health care can seemoverwhelming to people who work in the industry. Almost every aspectof the field is overseen by one regulatory body or another, andsometimes by several. Two specific topics are HIPAA and Medicare andwill be identified, a discussion on the influence of regulations andlegislative politics, the role of Governmental & Non-GovernmentalAgencies, and the relationship between law and policy in healthcare.
HIPAAHealth Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996Requires U.S. Department of Health and Human services to adopt nationalstandardsElectronic health care transactionsNational provider identificationUnder Provisions of Affordable Care Act of 2010Electronic Funds TransferElectronic Remittance AdviceElectronic Claim Attachments
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,Health care in the United States