December 18, 2013
Hippa? Is it best for us, or not?
Hippa is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability Act of 1996. Confidentiality is a huge issue to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (Hippa) mainly due to protection of the clients. The act sets standards for the storage and privacy of personal medical data. The rule was enacted on August 21, 1996 by the 104th United States Congress and was signed by Bill Clinton. It was introduced in the house by Bill Archer on March 18, 1996. Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act of 1996 helps to promote high quality health care services and helps protect confidentially of patients and other individuals. Title I of the 2-part HIPAA attempts to protect health-insurance coverage for workers and families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II, meanwhile, aims to standardize electronic transactions and code sets, implement privacy and security requirements, and establish a federal system that assigns unique identifiers to every health-care provider, insurer, and patient. These imperatives would improve our ability to provide the best of care, and merit our earnest efforts. No matter if you feel that HIPPA is irrelevant or godsend, it has touched all our lives for better and good.
Medical confidentiality has made a huge impact between patients and physicians, ensuring complete privacy of their health. “Confidentiality guarantees interests of patients and caregivers were aligned so doctors could treat patients privately”. (Chicago Tribune, Cory Franklin). Patients feel open to the doctors, which helps the patients to tell them any detailed information, which may be very important for the doctors to know so they can treat the patients in a correct manner. The act had a tremendous amounts of reasons for which it needed to be in law. The act was meant to amend the internal revenue code of 1986, to improve portability and continuity of Health insurance coverage for a large number of groups. To simplify administration of health insurance and for other major or small purposes. Other Benefits and reasons why this act is good and sufficient is that the act protects people who have lapses in insurance coverage between jobs, or the individuals who are changing from employer provided insurance to private individual coverage. It prevents employer insurance discrimination based on their health status, and reduces the amount of a period newly enrolled policy holders can be denied coverage of when they try to enroll in a new plan. All patient data will be protected as far as they camn and will not be given to anyone except for their designated care physicians or doctors. One and the most important approach of this act is to protect a patients or any individuals privacy that is described in Title IV, which explains the regulations and rules for the protection of a patient’s information. All healthcare providers (doctors, nurses etc...),...