Other Resources

HIPAA Privacy/ Medical Health Information

CMS – General Information about HIPAA – – The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA, Title II) required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers. It also addressed the security and privacy of health data. As the industry adopts these standards for the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s health care system will improve the use of electronic data interchange.

State Security Freeze & Breach Laws

Summary of State Security Freeze and Security Breach Notification Laws

Department of Justice

The Office of Information and Privacy (OIP) is responsible for encouraging agency compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

National Council For Prescription Drug Programs

NCPDP creates and promotes standards for the transfer of data to and from the pharmacy services sector of the healthcare industry. The organization provides a forum and support wherein our diverse membership can efficiently and effectively develop and maintain these standards through a consensus building process. NCPDP also offers its members resources, including educational opportunities and database services, to better manage their businesses.

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

A workgroup with a vision to Improve healthcare through Electronic Commerce. Their mission is to foster widespread support for the adoption of electronic commerce within healthcare. This site provides information regarding HIPAA.

Washington Publishing Company

WPC is a leading provider of services, publications and products to entities that develop or consume Electronic Data Interchange Standard Transactions WPC’s competencies and assets include a focus on high-quality, low-risk solutions, and intellectual capital which is based on a thorough understanding of not just how EDI is supposed to work, but how EDI standards were intended to be used for complete end-to-end business processes.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Provides a list of resources that outline the proposed regulations and assist you in implementing the HIPAA standards for administrative and financial transactions.

HIPAA Summit (Annual Meeting)

Summit of Health Care Professionals, Consultants, and Legal Council centered around HIPAA and State legislations compliance.

Privacy Rights Clearing House

Contains privacy rights information for consumers including fact sheets on various topics.

National Uniform Billing Committee

The National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) was brought together by the American Hospital Association (AHA) in 1975 and it includes the participation of all the major national provider and payer organizations. The NUBC was formed to develop a single billing form and standard data set that could be used nationwide by institutional providers and payers for handling health care claims.

Health Level 7

Health Level Seven is one of several American National Standards Institute (ANSI) -accredited Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) operating in the healthcare arena. Most SDOs produce standards (sometimes called specifications or protocols) for a particular healthcare domain such as pharmacy, medical devices, imaging or insurance (claims processing) transactions. Health Level Seven’s domain is clinical and administrative data.

National Committee on Vital Statistics

The web site for the public advisory body to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The NCVHS serves as the statutory [42 U.S.C. 242k(k)] public advisory body to the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the area of health data and statistics. In that capacity, the Committee provides advice and assistance to the Department and serves as a forum for interaction with interested private sector groups on a variety of key health data issues.