1 Healthcare Information Portability and Availability Act Impacts Health Care Industry HCS/545 Health Law and Ethics Michael Taylor March 21, 2017 Healthcare Information Portability and Availability Act Impacts Health Care Industry
2 Over the past several years several regulations have affect the health care industry. These laws have impacted budgets, affected the health care resources, and awareness to education in health care. These barriers in health care have created much discussion with providing health care. Healthcare Information Portability and Availability Act (HIPPPA) is a prime example of a healthcare law that has impact health care workers and organizations throughout the United States health care system. HIPPA involvement of health care delivery The healthcare information probability and availability act has impacted health care industry is one that was promised to affect the healthcare industry. Healthcare information probability and availability policy was first introduced on August 21, 1996. The law brought several changes fast and quick to how health management, operations, and security of healthcare information are delivered and healthcare organizations secure information. HIPPA was brought to the United States legislation and signed into law by President Clinton to make sure regulatory and governmental agencies where able to have accountability for health information. The law brings about information regarding the privacy and security for safe guarding medical information. HIPPA was not just one law, it includes five sections: article one , article two, article three, article four, and article five, since the law was signed there were several provisions add. Every part of HIPPA has some impact on the delivery of care to our health system. Title I protects individuals from being denied health care coverage because of certain diseases, preexisting conditions, and also from setting lifetime coverage limits. Title one sets the tone for other health care laws that have come about and also drives the cost of providing care to individuals, some will see this as positive and negative on the United States Health Care Systems and also the local health care organizations. The United States Government has several
3 departments that carry out the acts that are signed into law. Departments such as the Department of Health and Human Services is a vital part of Title II of the HIPPA law, title two give the agencies the right to set national standards for how to process healthcare information electronically. Under title two health care organizations must follow and be in compliance with all privacy and security features by the Health and Human Services Department. Title III has given the authority to implement tax related guidelines for all medical care. Title IV and V again covers the preexisting conditions and the access to care. With all the different titles of the HIPPA there’s one particular title that affects the health care sector daily, it is title II. Title II affects the information technology of all health care organizations.
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