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Guide to HIPAA

Do you know what HIPAA is? No, it's not a new endangered species, but it is a part of your daily lives. HIPAA is a national standard that Guide to HIPAAyou probably use when you least expect it. That health insurance coverage you receive, even when you have lost or quit your job? That's a part of HIPAA. When you switch dentists or move out of the city and need to find a new one, it's HIPAA that provides the details to the new office so that you don't have to.

In this guide, we'll look at the many things HIPAA is and does, how it came about, and what the future holds as we move into a digital world.

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