Many employers wonder if they need to comply with HIPAA. Of course, there is never an easy answer, and a fact intensive analysis should be performed to determine if HIPAA applies. This article is intended to discuss the common situations in which HIPAA applies to employers.
General Principals of HIPAA
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was adopted by Congress in 1996. HIPAA's purpose is “to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health ...