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Unformatted text preview: vague and confusing for many who travel. HIPAA was beneficial in establishing a database for providers could check current coverage electronically, eliminating the risk of providing care for a patient and learning later that their coverage had lapsed or expired. Another benefit to the electronic database is the reduction in the number of denied claims, providers could immediately see if a procedure was covered. Overall, I believe the original concept of HIPAA was a great idea, however, over the years big insurance companies and their lobbyist have worked hard to get the language changed giving more power to big brother and less to the people. When I, as a mother am told that I cannot stay with my seven year old son while he gets his cavity filled because it violates HIPAA, that is entirely too drastic....
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- Spring '08
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act