Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Essay by RightRiters

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
An explanation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, its limitations and benefits.
# 23662 | 2,310 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper defines this act which deals with health insurance portability, mental health coverage and length of hospital maternity stays. The paper explains who is covered by this new act and discusses in detail different titles of the law. It discusses HIPAA's limitations and lists what the act does not cover. It provides some basic information about understanding the act and discusses eligibility issues. The paper concludes with how this act specifically effects physicians.

From the Paper:

"According to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, (AFSCME) Department of Public Policy, the law consists of several basic components, Including restrictions on pre-existing condition exclusions; nondiscrimination on the basis of a person's health status; guaranteed availability and renewability of health coverage; establishment of a Medical Savings Account (MSA) "pilot" project; modification of COBRA health care continuation rules; provisions dealing with health care fraud and abuse; requirements for employers who offer mental health coverage; requirements for insurers paying for postpartum maternity stays."

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APA Format

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (2003, April 17) Retrieved February 21, 2024, from

MLA Format

"Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" 17 April 2003. Web. 21 February. 2024. <>