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1. Consumer Section

This section helps Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services consumers learn more about HIPAA.  It will help answer questions that you have, and to protect your rights as a consumer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Typical visitors to this section include:  Residents in Veteran Homes, Regional Centers and Youth Centers; recipients of Medicare / Medicaid benefits; recipients of block grants directly and indirectly from the State of Nebraska DHHS, and any other individuals who is receiving benefits and services in DHHS facilities and programs.

1A.  Awareness

1A-1 Understanding HIPAA
1A-2 Who is affected
1A-3 Penalties
1A-4 Glossary of Terms
1A-5 FAQ, frequently asked questions
1A-6 Your rights as a Consumer
1A-7 "HIPAA Facts" (in brief)

1B.  Tools and Implementation Needs

1B-1 Privacy Notice
1B-2 Complaint / Violation reporting
1B-3 Request for info

1C.  Links

CMS, Consumers Page for HIPAA CMS stands for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is the federal agency overseeing much of HIPAA's enforcement and implementation.
OCR, Office for Civil Rights - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services This is the agency tasked with enforcement of HIPAA Privacy rule.
CMS, " CMS HIPAA Online" "This interactive tool, provided by the Federal Government, helps answer your questions about health coverage and your rights and protections under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)."