The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) improves the portability and continuity of health insurance coverage for workers when they change or lose jobs and establishes a set of standards for the electronic exchange of health information. The Health Information and Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act made significant changes to the privacy and security rules under HIPAA and strengthens HIPAA's enforcement provisions and increases the penalties for HIPAA violations.
This chart provides a summary of the HIPAA violation category, the penalty range for each violation and the maximum penalty amounts for HIPAA violations.
An employer may use this form to obtain release from an employee to contact the employee's health care provider in circumstances where the FMLA permits. This form will ensure that employers remain compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
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