WHAT IS HIPPA?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPPA, is a federal law protecting sensitive patient information.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
HIPPA protects patient information from being distributed or disclosed without their consent or knowledge.
WHAT DOES IT PROTECT?
A patient's name, address, birth date and Social Security number;
An individual's physical or mental health condition;
Any care provided to an individual; or
Information concerning the payment for the care provided to the individual that identifies the patient, or information for which there is a reasonable basis to believe could be used to identify the patient.