Internet Resources

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  • Interim Enforcement Rule: Describes the penalties and processes to be implemented by the Dept. of Health and Human Services to enforce compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Privacy Rule: Addresses the privacy and confidentiality of patient's medical information, compliance date 2/16/2006.
  • Security Rule: Addresses the administrative, technical and physical security of medical information in electronic format, compliance due 2/20/2003.
  • Transactions and Code Sets Rule: Standardizes the transactions and code sets used for electronic communication of medical information, including eligibility, enrollment and claims in the health care industry. Compliance due 10/16/2003.
  • Unique Employer Identifier Rule: Establishes a standard for a unique employer identifier and requirements for its use in the medical industry. Compliance due 7/30/2004.
  • Unique Health Identifier for Health Care Providers Rule: establishes the standard for a unique health identifier for health care providers for use in the health care system and announces the adoption of the National Provider Identifier (NPI) as that standard. Compliance date 5/23/2007.

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