The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - HIPAA. Understanding HIPAA’s Privacy Rule. What is HIPAA?. HIPAA is a landmark federal law that is being implemented in stages. HIPAA addresses a broad spectrum of health care and impacts both health care providers and health plans.
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Understanding HIPAA’s Privacy Rule
The definition of health care under HIPAA is very broad:
Protected Health Information, often called PHI, is any information held by the HMIS that:
Treatment, Payment and Health Care Operations, often called TPO, refers to: