What is hipaa compliance

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act


HIPAA in Medical billing


Any healthcare provider, healthcare clearing house or health plan must comply HIPAA.

Congress and the health care industry have agreed that standards for the electronic exchange of administrative and financial health care transactions are needed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system.


HIPAA required the Secretary of Health and Human Services to adopt such standards.

The new standards have been developed by HIPAA to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of individual health information.


The Implementation of NPI takes a Pivotal role in HIPAA transactions.

NPI replaces UPIN and PIN numbers.

The NPI must be used in connection with the electronic transactions identified in HIPAA.

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