Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. A law mandating that anyone...
ealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
( ealth nsurance ortability and ccountability ct), which is far-reaching legislation designed to improve the portability of health coverage and to make other changes to the health care delivery system.
Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was passed by Congress to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes.