Nicole Tapay

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Even though the National Practitioner Data Bank is now more than a year old, health care organizations continue to struggle with its reporting requirements. In some instances, it is possible to achieve the quality goals of the data bank without triggering a report and unnecessarily damaging a practitioner's reputation. This article details some of the(More)
The authors monitored the implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) from 1997 to 1999. Regulators in all states and relevant federal agencies were interviewed and applicable laws and regulations studied. The authors found that HIPAA changed legal protections for consumers' health coverage in several ways. They examine(More)
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