The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations directly affect the delivery of health care services in the United States. For this paper, you will research HIPAA regulations and discuss the controls the federal government has put in place to protect personal health information.
Your paper should cover all of the following:
- Describe HIPAA and its purpose in relationship to delivering health care services.
- Analyze the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
- Discuss the general rule for patient authorization.
- Differentiate how nursing homes and home care are subject to HIPAA regulations.
- Explain how confidentiality settings affect HIPAA.
- Evaluate how HIPAA affects employees within a health care system.
The assignment should meet the following minimum requirements:
- Your paper must be in proper APA format.
- Your paper should be 3â€“5 pages, excluding the cover page, abstract page, and reference page.