The key provisions of the HIPAA law include ensuring the privacy and security of PHI, setting national standards for electronic health care transactions and code sets, establishing unique identifiers for health care providers and health plans, implementing security standards for electronic health information, and defining requirements for breach notification and enforcement measures to protect patients’ health information. Understanding the key provisions of HIPAA ensures compliance and maintains the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI.
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