Hipaa Compliance Plans

Written by Dina Kayed
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HIPAA was introduced in the Clinton administration to try and provide people with better health plan possibilities. The greatest issue facing anyone wishing to benefit from a health plan has always been the harsh rules and conditions that are effectively a barrier to obtaining coverage. Even something as simple as switching jobs could only mean trouble in the days before HIPAA. This often led to nullification of an existing health plan. Portable coverage was not available. HIPAA federal law made it possible to change careers and still benefit from health coverage.

Medical and Health Plans

The transition of health plans does not necessary mean that you will have the same health plan as your previous one before you moved to your new job. A new plan might be available to you depending on the requirements the new health plan demands. It is possible to obtain faster service when claiming or changing services these days thanks to the new electronic system that has resulted in considerable savings of time and effort.

Under HIPAA law, individuals even pay less taxes since they buy their own health coverage. They no longer have to be a part of a larger organization to obtain health insurance. The same privacy regulations apply; they are entitled to information privacy just like any other policy holder. While patients benefit in many ways, some companies groaned, at first, at the idea of overhauling their systems and methods. Now, however, a few years after the compliance deadline, there are so many resources that help companies stay on track and compliant. From seminars to consultants to software packages, keeping compliant can be done more simply. And serving patients better will be the final outcome.


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