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HIPAA Rules and Implimentation

Please identify the four sets of standards and why they are important to HIPAA implementation. Do you need to implement all four sets? Yes and No, why? Explain. please use APA citations, and answer in essay format please? hanks.

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Interesting assignment! Let's look at the four HIPAA standards, which you can then use for your final copy. BrainMass policy does NOT allow OTAs to complete assignments or essays for students, so you will need to use this information to write your final copy. It should be fairly easy to take it to the next step. Please see the excellent APA resource for sample papers and examples.

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1. Please identify the four sets of standards and why they are important to HIPAA implementation. Do you need to implement all four sets? Yes and No, why? Explain. Please use APA citations, and answer in essay format, please? Thanks

Your paper will include the three sections (see APA resource for sample papers written in APA format):

I. Introduction (e.g. introduce topic, thesis or purpose statement: The purpose of this paper is to discuss HIPAA. Specifically, it looks at...),
II. Body (e.g., four standards, etc.), and
III. Conclusion (e.g., sum up main points).

Now, let's look at some information for you to fill in the above tentative outline.

HIPAA's four sets of standard are:

1. Standards for Electronic Transactions
2. Unique Identifiers Standards
3. Security Rule
4. Privacy Rule

HIPAASecruity.com (2006) expands on each of the above four sets of standards, including who needs to implement them, as explained below:

1. Standards for Electronic Transactions

The term "Electronic Health Transactions" includes health claims, health plan eligibility, enrollment and disenrollment, payments for care and health plan premiums, claim status, first injury reports, coordination of benefits, and related transactions. In the past, health providers and plans have used many different electronic formats to transact medical claims and related business. Implementing a national standard is intended to result in the use of one format, thereby "simplifying" and improving transactions efficiency nationwide.

Virtually all health plans must adopt these ...

Solution Summary

In reference to HIPAA, this solution identifies the four sets of standards (rules) and explains why they are important to HIPAA implementation and if you actually need to implement all four sets, and why. Supplemented with APA resource for formatting.

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