Term HIPAA Complaints
Code DD-1500.4480
Definition Programs that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding violations by health plans, health clearinghouses, pharmacies, hospitals and other health care providers of the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 that address the use of personal medical information or the portability of health care coverage. Complaints may address violations involving patient access to their medical records, notification of patients regarding privacy practices, limits on use of personal medical information, confidential communication upon the request of patients or exclusion from insurance because of pre-existing health conditions.
Created 5/1/06
Changed 5/3/10
Use References Health Information Privacy Complaints
Health Insurance Portability/Accountability Act Complaints
HIPAA Confidentiality Violation Complaints
See Also References Health Care Discrimination Assistance (FT-1800.2900)
HIPAA Regulation (DF-8000.6450-300)
Patient Rights Assistance (FT-6200)
External Classification Terms Consumer Protection (NPC W07)
Consumer Protection (NTE W90)
Consumer Services (CAN CO-150)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Related Concepts Insurance
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Service
Bibliographic References “Protecting the Privacy of Patients’ Health Information”, United States Department of Health and Human Services Fact Sheet, HHS website, http://www.hhs.gov/news/facts/privacy.html

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