Hipaa. health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996

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The complete copy of Hippa Health Insurance portability and accountability Act. Brought to you by; Gloucester County, Virginia Links and News web site.

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  • 1. HIPAA. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.Brought To You By; Gloucester County, Virginia Links and News http://www.GloucesterCounty-VA.comThe contents of the act follow:An ActTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improveportability and continuity of health insurance coverage in thegroup and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, andabuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promotethe use of medical savings accounts, to improve access tolong-term care services and coverage, to simplify theadministration of health insurance, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the `Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS- The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.TITLE I--HEALTH CARE ACCESS, PORTABILITY, ANDRENEWABILITY

2. Subtitle A--Group Market RulesPart 1--Portability, Access, and RenewabilityRequirements Sec. 101. Through the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.`Part 7--Group Health Plan Portability, Access, andRenewability Requirements`Sec. 701. Increased portability through limitation onpreexisting condition exclusions.`Sec. 702. Prohibiting discrimination against individualparticipants and beneficiaries based on health status.`Sec. 703. Guaranteed renewability in multiemployerplans and multiple employer welfare arrangements.`Sec. 704. Preemption; State flexibility; construction.`Sec. 705. Special rules relating to group health plans.`Sec. 706. Definitions.`Sec. 707. Regulations.. Sec. 102. Through the Public Health Service Act.`TITLE XXVII--ASSURING PORTABILITY, AVAILABILITY,AND RENEWABILITY OF HEALTH INSURANCECOVERAGE`Part A--Group Market Reforms`Subpart 1--Portability, Access, and RenewabilityRequirements`Sec. 2701. Increased portability through limitation onpreexisting condition exclusions.`Sec. 2702. Prohibiting discrimination against individualparticipants and beneficiaries based on health status. 3. `Subpart 2--Provisions Applicable Only to HealthInsurance Issuers`Sec. 2711. Guaranteed availability of coverage foremployers in the group market.`Sec. 2712. Guaranteed renewability of coverage foremployers in the group market.`Sec. 2713. Disclosure of information.`Subpart 3--Exclusion of Plans; Enforcement; Preemption`Sec. 2721. Exclusion of certain plans.`Sec. 2722. Enforcement.`Sec. 2723. Preemption; State flexibility; construction.`Part C--Definitions; Miscellaneous Provisions`Sec. 2791. Definitions.`Sec. 2792. Regulations..Sec. 103. Reference to implementation throughthe Internal Revenue Code of 1986.Sec. 104. Assuring coordination.Subtitle B--Individual Market RulesSec. 111. Amendment to Public Health ServiceAct.`Part B--Individual Market Rules`Sec. 2741. Guaranteed availability of individual healthinsurance coverage to certain individuals with prior group coverage.`Sec. 2742. Guaranteed renewability of individual health 4. insurance coverage.`Sec. 2743. Certification of coverage.`Sec. 2744. State flexibility in individual market reforms.`Sec. 2745. Enforcement.`Sec. 2746. Preemption.`Sec. 2747. General exceptions..Subtitle C--General and Miscellaneous Provisions Sec. 191. Health coverage availability studies. Sec. 192. Report on Medicare reimbursement of telemedicine. Sec. 193. Allowing federally-qualified HMOs to offer high deductible plans. Sec. 194. Volunteer services provided by health professionals at free clinics. Sec. 195. Findings; severability.TITLE II--PREVENTING HEALTH CARE FRAUD ANDABUSE; ADMINISTRATIVE SIMPLIFICATION; MEDICALLIABILITY REFORM Sec. 200. References in title.Subtitle A--Fraud and Abuse Control Program Sec. 201. Fraud and abuse control program. Sec. 202. Medicare integrity program. Sec. 203. Beneficiary incentive programs. Sec. 204. Application of certain health antifraud and abuse sanctions to fraud and abuse against Federal health care programs. Sec. 205. Guidance regarding application of health care fraud and abuse sanctions. 5. Subtitle B--Revisions to Current Sanctions for Fraud andAbuseSec. 211. Mandatory exclusion from participationin Medicare and State health care programs.Sec. 212. Establishment of minimum period ofexclusion for certain individuals and entitiessubject to permissive exclusion from Medicareand State health care programs.Sec. 213. Permissive exclusion of individualswith ownership or control interest in sanctionedentities.Sec. 214. Sanctions against practitioners andpersons for failure to comply with statutoryobligations.Sec. 215. Intermediate sanctions for Medicarehealth maintenance organizations.Sec. 216. Additional exception to anti-kickbackpenalties for risk-sharing arrangements.Sec. 217. Criminal penalty for fraudulentdisposition of assets in order to obtain medicaidbenefits.Sec. 218. Effective date.Subtitle C--Data CollectionSec. 221. Establishment of the health care fraudand abuse data collection program.Subtitle D--Civil Monetary PenaltiesSec. 231. Social Security Act civil monetarypenalties.Sec. 232. Penalty for false certification for homehealth services.Subtitle E--Revisions to Criminal LawSec. 241. Definitions relating to Federal health 6. care offense. Sec. 242. Health care fraud. Sec. 243. Theft or embezzlement. Sec. 244. False statements. Sec. 245. Obstruction of criminal investigations of health care offenses. Sec. 246. Laundering of monetary instruments. Sec. 247. Injunctive relief relating to health care offenses. Sec. 248. Authorized investigative demand procedures. Sec. 249. Forfeitures for Federal health care offenses. Sec. 250. Relation to ERISA authority.Subtitle F--Administrative Simplification Sec. 261. Purpose. Sec. 262. Administrative simplification.`Part C--Administrative Simplification`Sec. 1171. Definitions.`Sec. 1172. General requirements for adoption ofstandards.`Sec. 1173. Standards for information transactions anddata elements.`Sec. 1174. Timetables for adoption of standards.`Sec. 1175. Requirements.`Sec. 1176. General penalty for failure to comply withrequirements and standards. 7. `Sec. 1177. Wrongful disclosure of individually identifiablehealth information.`Sec. 1178. Effect on State law.`Sec. 1179. Processing payment transactions..Sec. 263. Changes in membership and duties ofNational Committee on Vital and HealthStatistics.Sec. 264. Recommendations with respect toprivacy of certain health information.Subtitle G--Duplication and Coordination of Medicare-Related PlansSec. 271. Duplication and coordination ofMedicare-related plans.TITLE III--TAX-RELATED HEALTH PROVISIONSSec. 300. Amendment of 1986 Code.Subtitle A--Medical Savings AccountsSec. 301. Medical savings accounts.Subtitle B--Increase in Deduction for Health InsuranceCosts of Self-Employed IndividualsSec. 311. Increase in deduction for healthinsurance costs of self-employed indi-viduals.Subtitle C--Long-Term Care Services and ContractsPart I--General ProvisionsSec. 321. Treatment of long-term care insurance.Sec. 322. Qualified long-term care servicestreated as medical care.Sec. 323. Reporting requirements.Part II--Consumer Protection Provisions 8. Sec. 325. Policy requirements.Sec. 326. Requirements for issuers of qualifiedlong-term care insurance contracts.Sec. 327. Effective dates.Subtitle D--Treatment of Accelerated Death BenefitsSec. 331. Treatment of accelerated deathbenefits by recipient.Sec. 332. Tax treatment of companies issuingqualified accelerated death benefit riders.Subtitle E--State Insurance PoolsSec. 341. Exemption from income tax for State-sponsored organizations providing healthcoverage for high-risk individuals.Sec. 342. Exemption from income tax for State-sponsored workmens compensation reinsuranceorganizations.Subtitle F--Organizations Subject to Section 833Sec. 351. Organizations subject to section 833.Subtitle G--IRA Distributions to the UnemployedSec. 361. Distributions from certain plans maybe used without additional tax to pay financiallydevastating medical expenses.Subtitle H--Organ and Tissue Donation InformationIncluded With Income Tax Refund PaymentsSec. 371. Organ and tissue donation informationincluded with income tax refund payments.TITLE IV--APPLICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF GROUPHEALTH PLAN REQUIREMENTSSubtitle A--Application and Enforcement of Group HealthPlan Requirements 9. Sec. 401. Group health plan portability, access,and renewability requirements.Sec. 402. Penalty on failure to meet certaingroup health plan requirements.Subtitle B--Clarification of Certain Continuation CoverageRequirementsSec. 421. COBRA clarifications.TITLE V--REVENUE OFFSETSSec. 500. Amendment of 1986 Code.Subtitle A--Company-Owned Life InsuranceSec. 501. Denial of deduction for interest onloans with respect to company-owned lifeinsurance.Subtitle B--Treatment of Individuals Who Lose UnitedStates CitizenshipSec. 511. Revision of income, estate, and gifttaxes on individuals who lose United Statescitizenship.Sec. 512. Information on individuals losingUnited States citizenship.Sec. 513. Report on tax compliance by UnitedStates citizens and residents living abroad.Subtitle C--Repeal of Financial Institution Transition Ruleto Interest Allocation RulesSec. 521. Repeal of financial institution transitionrule to interest allocation rules.TITLE I--HEALTH CARE ACCESS, PORTABILITY, AND RENEWABILITYSubtitle A--Group Market RulesPart 1--Portability, Access, and RenewabilityRequirements 10. SEC. 101. THROUGH THE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENTINCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974.(a) IN GENERAL- Subtitle B of title I of the EmployeeRetirement Income Security Act of 1974 is amended byadding at the end the following new part:`Part 7--Group Health Plan Portability, Access, andRenewability Requirements`SEC. 701. INCREASED PORTABILITY THROUGHLIMITATION ON PREEXISTING CONDITION EXCLUSIONS.`(a) LIMITATION ON PREEXISTING CONDIT