C-Suite Cheat Sheet: Health Insurance Portability and Protection Act (HIPAA)

Educational Briefing for Suppliers and Service Providers

Executive Summary

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) addresses several significant issues for the health care industry, including insurance portability, fraud and abuse issues, and notably, privacy and security of sensitive health information. Congress enacted HIPAA in 1996, and the legislation’s focus on protecting the privacy and security of health information has had a resounding impact on modern health care delivery.

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