When HIPAA was signed into law in August 1996, its goals were twofold: to streamline healthcare delivery and to increase the number of Americans with health insurance coverage. The HIPAA privacy rule was enacted in response to issues concerning the electronic transmission of patient health information, which was growing along with the internet in the 1990s.
In today’s cybersecurity climate, it’s vital that all locum tenens providers are well-versed in HIPAA compliance. HIPAA complaints and violations can compromise patients and lead to fines ranging from $100 to $1,500,000 — and even imprisonment if transgressions are found to be egregious enough.
So, how well do you know HIPAA provisions? Take our quiz to find out.