What is HIPAA? - Definition, Requirements & Laws


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Which of the following is NOT a primary goal of HIPAA?

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1. Which section of HIPAA places limits on exclusions for pre-existing medical conditions?

2. What is the privacy rule in HIPPA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

HIPAA is an acronym that stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. This test and worksheet will assist you in reviewing facts about HIPAA and the five sections that make up the law. Some concepts you'll be tested on are the primary goals of HIPAA, specific rules within the five sections of the law, and the Privacy Rule.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on identifying the section in HIPAA that:

  • Restricts exclusions for medical conditions that are pre-existing
  • Provides for deductions for medical insurance
  • Explains COBRA requirements

Skills Practiced

The quiz/worksheet will help students assess the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the HIPAA privacy law in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the five sections of the HIPAA law and interpret the information correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Titles I-V of the HIPAA privacy law
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about medical information privacy, portability of health care between employers, medical savings accounts, and COBRA health care coverage

Additional Learning

To learn more about a patient's right to privacy or losing health insurance, review the accompanying lesson titled What is HIPAA? - Definition, Requirements & Laws. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the HIPAA privacy act
  • Understand the three primary goals of HIPAA
  • Know the guidelines of the HIPAA Titles I-V
  • Define the Privacy Rule found in Title II
  • Differentiate between the rules of the two main sections of HIPAA: Title I, dealing with Portability, and Title II, focusing on Administrative Simplification