Welcome to HIPAA NOW!
HIPAA is happening NOW! Are you ready?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
of 1996 (HIPAA) is a very wide-ranging, highly complex, and
multi-faceted piece of Federal legislation. It is considered to be one
of the most important pieces of healthcare legislation to emerge. It is designed to improve the portability and continuity of
health insurance. Another important objective is to reduce
administrative costs for providers and payers while protecting the
privacy of health information. The impact of HIPAA on the
healthcare industry will be felt nationally, and its Federal legislative
requirements are unavoidable.
This Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) "HIPAA NOW" site is intended to assist governmental
entities within Wisconsin with HIPAA compliance. This
website will provide you with:
News to keep you up to date on what's happening.
Options to consider when developing solutions.
Wisconsin DHS program information specific to
private individuals and organizations is available through
professional organizations, consultants, and collaborative
organizations like the HIPAA Collaborative Of Wisconsin (HIPAA
COW). This organization has created an easy-to-read
guide for consumers to health information privacy. It takes into account
both HIPAA and state laws.
The following links provide information on the impacts of the
Administrative Simplification aspects of HIPAA on DHS and its business partners.
Overview What HIPAA is and what it's all about.
HIPAA Now Search Page Enter a word or group of words to search for information.
Resources Information that may be of interest to you.
Wisconsin DHS Programs and HIPAA Information specific to DHS programs.
Privacy Practices Notices DHS Notices for several program areas.
Terms, and Definitions Commonly used DHS and HIPAA acronyms, terms, and definitions.
HIPAA COW HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin.
Model Business Associate
Agreement Substantial revisions may be needed to existing
business associate practices.
Information DHSS Complaint Requirements (exit DHS)
February 21, 2014