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Privacy of Patient Information

The Federal government has implemented strict rules governing patient privacy and insurance cover. The law making these changes is the , the Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996, or HIPPA. AARC commented on one section of the law several years ago. Go here to read AARC’s comments.

HIPPA has many components to fully read what this law and regulation entail go to the Medicare website for further information: