HIPAA Privacy Practices
The MCBDD shall conform to all requirements for privacy, security, and confidentiality set forth in HIPAA and other applicable law. HIPAA can be complex and has many components, but it essentially addresses three major areas:
Privacy: provides rules in regard to how an individual’s health information may be used and disclosed by covered entities.
Transaction and Code Sets: requires the use of standard transaction formats and code sets when an individual’s financial health information is transmitted electronically by a covered entity for purposes of payment, coverage determinations, eligibility determinations, and similar business matters.
Security: requires covered entities to have specific security measures in place to protect an individual’s health information that is sent or stored electronically.