What is HIPAA?
HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA does the following:
- Provides the ability to transfer and continue health insurance coverage for millions of American workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs
- Reduces health care fraud and abuse
- Mandates industry-wide standards for healthcare information on electronic billing and other processes
- Requires the protection and confidential handling of protected health information
Learn more about HIPAA’s Privacy Guidelines.
HIPAA and facility privacy policies
Your privacy is important to Tanner. At all times we do our utmost to safeguard your private information.
These following brochures and policies serve as reference guides to how we use and disclose your health information and maintain your privacy as we provide you with quality health care.
Privacy practices at our Alabama hospitals and facilities
Privacy practices at our Georgia hospitals and facilities
If you have a question about HIPAA or think your privacy has been violated, please contact Tanner’s privacy or HIPAA security officer.