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  • Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions of HIPAA 
  • HIPAA Information Technology Resources
  • HIPAA Regulatory Resources
  • Post a HIPAA question to the MCOL Forum

Welcome to MCOL's HIPAA Center, your centralized resource for finding HIPAA related information to meet your organization's needs. 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was signed by President Clinton on August 21, 1996. The Act is designed to protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. In addition, a predominant feature of HIPAA was to establish industry wide standards for security, provider identification, employer identification, health care transactions (including enrollment, disenrollment, claims processing, payment processing, eligibility, coordination of benefits, health claim status, health plan premium payments, referral certifications and authorizations, first reports of injuries or illnesses, health claims attachments), electronic signatures, and privacy for individually identifiable health information.

MCOL has assembled a detailed library of legal, regulatory and technology resources to help meet the needs of your health care business as you work to ensure compliance with the many new regulations resulting from HIPAA.

A selected portion of the above library is available to MCOL Free! members.  To upgrade your membership and access the full HIPAA center, click here.

What's Included in the HIPAA Center: 
 
Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions of HIPAA 
The Administrative Simplification provisions of HIPAA were intended to reduce the costs and ease the administrative burdens of health care by making possible the standardized, electronic transmission of many administrative and financial transactions that are currently carried out manually on paper.  This section provides extensive links for Administrative Simplification provisions, including proposed implementation time schedules, how to sign up for the Administrative Simplification ListServe, library of proposed rules, implementation requirements, standards, implementation guides, and more.
 
HIPAA E-Health Law Advisory Bulletins
MCOL is pleased to present its members with access to E-Health Law Advisory Bulletins, published by the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.  Visit this section for specific E-Health Law Advisory Bulletins addressing HIPAA e-health law issues affecting healthcare businesses.
 
HIPAA Information Technology Resources
A major feature of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was to establish industry wide standards for security, provider identification, employer identification, health care transactions (including enrollment, disenrollment, claims processing, payment processing, eligibility, etc), electronic signatures, and privacy for individually identificable health information.  This section provides useful internet resources addressing HIPAA standards and technology applications.
 
HIPAA Regulatory Resources
This section provides important regulatory internet sites where you can find detailed information about HIPAA, its proposed rules, federal register notices, regulations, standards, frequently asked questions, implementation schedules, and more!
 
HIPAA Resources presented by Arthur Andersen's KnowledgeSpace
MCOL is pleased to present its members with access to HIPAA resources available in Arthur Andersen's KnowledgeSpace. Visit Arthur Andersen's KnowledgeSpace HIPAA Resource Center for answers to the frequently asked questions and related information and resources that will help you assess and address HIPAA's impact on your organization. Here are just some of the questions you can find answers to: What is HIPAA? What are the implications for various healthcare organizations? What is the timeline for HIPAA? What are the risks/penalties for non-compliance? How will HIPAA be enforced? What can I do now to prepare for HIPAA? How much is this going to cost me? What might be some of the financial benefits of administrative simplification? Do I have to hire a security officer and/or a privacy official? We have pretty good technical security, should I worry about HIPAA? Where can I learn more about HIPAA?
 
HIPAA White Papers & Other Articles
Links to HIPAA related articles and white papers from past MCOL publications, and elsewhere on the web.

Post a HIPAA question to the MCOL Forum