Protecting Health Information: Are You in Federal Compliance?

By Richard Dwyer

Most Member Groups of New Hampshire Local Government Center (LGC) HealthTrust are familiar with federal legislation known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). While this law is best known for its privacy provisions regarding Protected Health Information (PHI), subsequent regulation enhancements by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have addressed electronic storage of PHI.