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The Electronic Visit Verification system will be designed to meet the Health Information Portability and Accountability ACT (HIPAA) compliance requirements as well as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Meaning safeguards will be put into place to protect the privacy of protected health information (PHI) for beneficiaries, clients, participants, caregivers, and providers.
The Privacy Rule, a Federal law, gives you rights over your health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your health information. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals' protected health information, whether electronic, written, or oral. The Security Rule is a Federal law that requires security for health information in electronic form.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights announces a final rule that implements a number of provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).