Hipaa Vs Hippaq

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In 1996 the United States Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as Hipaa. The act had two goals which were split into the acts two titles. The first was to protect the health insurance coverage of workers and their dependents when they left or changed jobs. The second was to establish national standards for electronic transmission of health care information with the goal of ensuring patient privacy. Hipaa’s origins can be traced to 1975, when a standard hospital claim form was created by a group of health industry players, such as providers and insurance companies. This form was known as the UB- 82 form. By 1988, more than half of claims were using the UB-82 format and were submitted electronically.

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