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Topic: Quick Reference Guide - HIPAA - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

1.  Quick Reference Guide - HIPAA - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Posted 04-21-2015 12:51 PM
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The information provided is based on the 2013 Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rules, with an effective date of March 26, 2013 and a compliance date of September 23, 2013. HIPAA did not take away the ability for a hospital or health care organization, or its institutionally related foundation, to contact patients for fundraising purposes. However, it did make substantial changes in the type of patient information that can be used or disclosed without patient authorization, and provides for greater patient awareness and control of their information. Below are the basics for fundraising under HIPAA.