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HIPAA Compliance Assistance

 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 (P.L. 104-191) was enacted on August 21, 1996 by the 104th Congress. The Act was designed to “amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes.”

All of the BHG member boards and providers are considered covered entities under HIPAA, and as such, are required to meet many stringent requirements for patient privacy, billing and information security. BHG has taken a leadership role in researching these complicated and technical requirements and has developed seminars, videos, policies, procedures, notices and assessments to assist our boards and agencies in gaining compliance with these challenging regulations.

To learn more about how BHG can assist your board or agency please complete our information request form.

 

 

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