Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Protected Health Information (PHI)
Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996, and the Department of Health and Human Services issued final regulations for HIPAA in 2000, establishing privacy standards for certain individually identifiable health information. These final regulations were effective April 14, 2003.
In April 2003, you received a “Privacy Notice: from the various medical carriers and organizations with which the corporation has contracts. The Privacy Notices explained how certain personal medical information is protected and used, as well as describing certain rights that you have regarding your medical information.
The law requires that reminders be sent every three years. You should have received a reminder from your individual medical carrier. For your convenience wherever possible, we have obtained copies of the individual carrier notices.If we were not able to obtain a copy, we have a link to the carrier’s website.