- HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is an United States legislation. It provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding sensitive medical information.
- HIPAA Act was signed into law on August 21, 1996. The law was signed by President Bill Clinton. The law contains five sections (titles).
- Title I: HIPAA Health Insurance Reform
Title II: HIPAA Administrative Simplification
Title III: HIPAA Tax-Related Health Provisions
Title IV: Application and Enforcement of Group Health Plan Requirements
Title V: Revenue Offsets