Stakeholders enhance public involvement in health care.ConclusionWhile health care in the United States is continuously changing, there has to be unified understanding of the legislative process and the policies. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has had a tremendous impact on health care and the way that is delivered. The continuous expansion of health care coverage to millions of people in America is forthcoming and inevitable. Legislatures and new policies come in to effect every day. In the words of Representative Justin Fox-Young, “I think that it’s critical that we do this right and not just pass something that we can tell folks we’re dealing with it and it appears that that’s what the governor wants to do”, Nash, 2008.health laws, policies, and regulations must be adhered to and followed accordingly. HIPAA along with the Privacy Act ensures quality and patient safety. Because of health care reform many provisions have been made to ensure that health care providers and insurance companies follow strict guidelines when transferring and
7receiving pertinent patient information. Government and non-government regulatory agencies promote access, safe environment at an affordable rate in the delivery of services to patients receiving care and in the process allowing for better outcomes.
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