The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996: summary of provisions and anticipated effects.

@article{Blumberg1998TheHI,
  title={The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996: summary of provisions and anticipated effects.},
  author={Linda J. Blumberg and Len Marcus Nichols},
  journal={The Journal of medical practice management : MPM},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          13-8
        }
}
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA; PL 104-191), popularly known as the Kassebaum-Kennedy legislation, contains a broad array of provisions with collective implications for a large segment of the population. The legislation contains provisions affecting the private insurance markets, the federal tax code, and strategies for decreasing fraud and abuse and for increasing the simplification of administrative procedures. Two objectives hold together the disparate… CONTINUE READING

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