Understanding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

About the Course
This course will discuss the major points of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the health information protected by this act. Additionally, the course will identify the requirements for privacy practices notices, the HIPAA provisions for minors and personal representatives, and the penalties for non-compliance.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the major points of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Identify the "covered entities" of HIPAA.
  • Define "business associate" as the term is used in HIPAA.
  • Identify the health information that is protected by HIPAA.
  • Discuss the permitted uses and disclosures of protected heath information (PHI).
  • Discuss the principle of "minimum necessary" use and disclosure.
  • Identify the requirements for privacy practices notices.
  • Discuss the HIPAA provisions for minors and personal representatives.
  • Identify penalties for non-compliance.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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