Covered entities are defined in the HIPAA rules as (1) health plans, (2) health care clearinghouses, and (3) health care providers who electronically transmit any health information in connection with transactions for which HHS has adopted standards.
Below are a few examples of health care providers covered by HIPAA but please visit the HHS link for further clarification.
- Family Medical Practices
- Social Work
- Testing Labs
Not all businesses which handle medical data are covered, providers are only covered if they submit HIPAA transactions electronically. Examples of electronic transactions are:
- Billing requests
- Referral authorization
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