Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2004

Abstract

This article discusses issues about privacy standards and provides an overview of security issues related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA"). Some of the privacy issues include who must comply, what information is protected, and permissible disclosure of protected information. The overview of security issues covers administrative, physical, and technical safeguards, as well as organizational requirements. Any practitioner who works with employers that sponsor a health plan for their employees should be aware of these issues, as this is a new area of potential risk for those clients.

Publication Title

The Colorado Lawyer

Volume

33

First Page

75

Keywords

HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Employer-sponsored health plans

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