HIPAA Resources

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has responsibility for the enforcement of the Transactions and Code Sets provisions of HIPAA. The CMS website contains information on the latest developments in the regulation as well as helpful HIPAA links: http://www.cms.gov

    Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)

    GNYHA is a trade association comprising nearly 200 not-for-profit hospitals and continuing care facilities, both voluntary and public, in the metropolitan New York area. As a member of GNYHA SBUH employees have access HIPAA resources including presentations, position letters/papers, and other helpful documents for HIPAA compliance. Employees wishing to access the GNYHA HIPAA Resources Area site must to apply for a password. Instructions for access are included in the GNYHA HIPAA Resource Area at: http://www.gnyha.org/

    Office for Civil Rights

    The Office for Civil Rights has ultimate responsibility for enforcing the Privacy portion of the HIPAA regulations. This page contains background and general HIPAA information, What's New?, and the complete text of HIPAA regulations: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa

    Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)

    This website provides general HIPAA information as well as links to the regulations, timelines, and workgroup documents and reports: http://www.wedi.org