What is HIPPA?
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What is HIPPA?
Asked on June 17, 2017 under Malpractice Law, Massachusetts
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
HIPPA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It is a federal law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information. It covers doctors, hospitals, health insurers and other health care providers. Under the law, patients are given access to their medical records and greater control over how their personal health information is used and/or disclosed.
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