Established by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was enacted to protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families. HIPAA Title II, known as the Administration Simplification (AS) Provisions, establishes national standards for electronic healthcare transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers. The AS Provisions also stipulate rules and regulations for protecting the privacy of personal health information (PHI).
Any entity that has access to protected health information is governed by HIPAA. This includes all medical facilities, human resource departments, health insurance agencies and insurance agencies issuing policies requiring physical exams and completion of personal health questionnaires.
These Hawaiian Telcom services are available to help your company achieve compliance with HIPAA requirements:
To find out more about how Hawaiian Telcom can help with your risk and compliance needs, contact us today at 643-0934.