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.