The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress. This legislation concerns your rights as a consumer and the health care privacy practices that protect your rights. It affects not only how your personal medical information is handled, but also how you and your confidential information are treated when working with your doctor, health insurance provider or other medical practitioner. Learn more about its components and how it works to protect you and your confidential medical information.
HIPAA is comprised of four areas of regulation — privacy, security, information transactions and code sets, and national identifiers. Learn how the different components work and how they relate to you and your confidential medical information.
Your Privacy Rights
As a healthcare consumer, HIPAA asserts that privacy is your fundamental right. Learn more about your personal rights as it relates to your medical information.
HIPAABlue provides you with up-to-date news on how we're adopting HIPAA. Read up on the latest activities related to this new and evolving health reform initiative.
Page last updated: December 16, 2011