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Section 1557 is the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities. Section 1557 builds on long-standing and familiar Federal civil rights laws.
The Stress Management & Prevention Center, LLC, abides by Title II of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which “defines policies, procedures and guidelines for maintaining the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information.”
The purpose of the law is to improve the portability of health insurance coverage, reduce healthcare fraud and abuse, and protect the individual privacy of personal health records. The Center also abides by the Electronic Communication Act, 18 USC SS 2510-2521, which prohibits the interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications of confidential information.
In keeping with HIPPPA regulations, any records held by the Stress Management & Prevention Center, LLC, on any of its clients are kept protected from unauthorized individuals. For a comprehensive Check List of HIPPA Compliance, click here for the article by TIM KEARY (October 22, 2019, Comparitech).