Federal Regulations of Managed Care Plans

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Federal Regulations of Managed Care Plans
Discuss the federal agencies that are responsible for the oversight of HMOs, and discuss…

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Federal Regulations of Managed Care Plans

Federal Regulations of Managed Care Plans

HSM 546 Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts – 45 Pages 

Discuss the federal agencies that are responsible for the oversight of HMOs, and discuss when federal regulations or state regulations would apply to situations, such as HIPAA privacy standards.  To begin this week we look at the HIPAA rule.  So what “first” did HIPAA achieve?  Until HIPAA virtually no federal rules existed to protect the privacy of health information and guarantee patient access to such information. How had patient privacy been addressed before HIPAA?

Rules protecting patient privacy were within the domain of each state. Virtually every state had one or more laws to safeguard privacy and these varied significantly from state to state.  Why is privacy so important and are the costs of regulation to ensure privacy worth it?…