Federal Legislation

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PDF)The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is a federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The new law will reduce the federal deficit by approximately $143 billion over the first decade.

H.R. 4872, Health Care Reconciliation Act of 2010 (PDF) The bill makes a number of health-related financing and revenue changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enacted by H.R.3590 and modifies higher education assistance provisions.

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act) The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act directly affects today’s financial institutions and their services for the healthcare sector by modifying and amplifying the existing data privacy and security rules for protected healthcare information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 

 

 

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) (PDF)The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is intended, among other things, to improve portability of health insurance coverage, to protect the privacy of individual health information, and to simplify and improve the efficiency of administering health insurance. HIPAA defines and regulates “covered entities” that may be healthcare providers or healthcare plans, healthcare clearinghouses, or business associates (third-party vendors used by covered entities).