Are You a Covered Entity?
The Administrative Simplification standards adopted by Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) apply to any entity that is
- a health care provider that conducts certain transactions in electronic form (called here a "covered health care provider").
- a health care clearinghouse.
- a health plan.
An entity that is one or more of these types of entities is referred to as a "covered entity" in the Administrative Simplification regulations.
Covered Entity Charts
Guidance on how to determine whether an entity is a covered entity under the Administrative Simplification provisions of HIPAA is available under the Downloads link listed below.
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