HIPAA Official Rules, Notices & Forms

Notice of Privacy Practices (NOPP)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers. The Administration Simplification provisions also address the security and privacy of health data. The standards are meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's health care system by encouraging the widespread use of electronic data interchange in the US health care system.

Privacy Questions or Concerns?

Questions or concerns about your rights to privacy under HIPAA or NOPP? Call the FirstCare Compliance Hotline at 1.866.399.8161 or write to:
 
FirstCare Health Plans
Attn: Privacy Officer
12940 N. Hwy 183
Austin, TX 78750


The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded an accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality that meet the basic requirements of NCQA's rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement.

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