The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA, Title II) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish national standards and operating rules for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers. They also address the security and privacy of health information. These standards and operating rules will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care system by increasing the use of electronic data interchange. In this section, you will find educational materials to help you learn more about HIPAA.
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Sign up for the Administrative Simplification Email Updates. The new Administrative Simplification email list will provide subscribers with information on Administrative Simplification provisions of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), outreach and education events, and the availability of educational products. Topics to be covered on this mailing list are Health Plan Identifier (HPID), administrative transaction standards and operating rules, and administrative simplification regulations, pilots and initiatives.
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