What's the HIPAA privacy rule?

The HIPAA privacy rule governs the confidentiality and privacy of protected health information, also referred to as PHI. These regulations apply to covered entities, which are:

  • Health Plans (such as health insurance companies, HMOs, or employer-sponsored group health plans) 
  • Health care clearinghouses (such as our electronic data interchange operation) 
  • Health care providers that transmit information electronically in connection with any standard transaction (such as physicians, hospitals, and the BCN Family Health Centers)

Read more about HIPAA privacy below or visit our frequently asked questions on privacy page.