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This glossary explains terms found on the cms.hhs.gov web site, but it is not a legal document.

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PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION

Individually identifiable health information transmitted or maintained in any form or medium, which is held by a covered entity or its business associate.
Identifies the individual or offers a reasonable basis for identification.
Is created or received by a covered entity or an employer
Relates to a past, present, or future physical or mental condition, provision of health care or payment for health care.


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