Simplifying Finance: HIPAA Rules

Despite all the controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act, some provisions already are in force with early indications the law is upholding its proponents’ vision. Parents are able to keep kids on their health insurance plan longer; insurers have to spend more money on benefits and less on administration; and increased standardization of several electronic financial and administration transactions-promised but not fully delivered under HIPAA-are becoming real.

Several EHNAC advocates contributed extensively to this important feature article including Lee Barrett, EHNAC’s executive director; Jay Eisenstock, EHNAC commissioner and head of provider e-solutions at Aetna; and Chris Seib, CTO of InstaMed, a claims clearinghouse with multiple EHNAC accreditations. Read the full feature article in Health Data Management.