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profileHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

"Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Public Law 104-91, enacted in 1996, is designed to protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. HIPAA has separate provisions for the large and small group markets, and the individual market. HIPAA amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to provide improved portability and continuity of health insurance coverage, extending earlier provisions under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 ("COBRA").


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 51 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2009
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