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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • By: Rebekah M. Zincavage & Duane R. Neff
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion
Background

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), enacted by the United States Congress in 1996 (Public Law 104–191), is the most significant federal legislation affecting the U.S. healthcare ...

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