The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996
We are happy to introduce a straightforward HIPAA essentials’ FAQ.
By Hadar Kolberg Adv. and, Dan Or -Hof, Adv., Esq., CIPP/E; CIPP/US; CIPM
The FAQ is meant to help you get oriented with what HIPAA is all about and answer basic questions such as “do I need to comply?” and “What do I need to do, to comply?”.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly known as HIPAA, is the primary US federal law regulating the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). HIPAA compliance is essential for a commercial activity involving the storage, collection, or processing of PHI. Noncompliance may have significant financial, legal and reputational consequences, including potential fines of millions of dollars for HIPAA violations.