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1. Consumer Section:
Who is Affected?

HIPAA laws affect many participants in the U.S. healthcare system, including the state-level entitlement programs.  Here is a sample of some participants that are affected:

Facilities of NE-HHSS

  • Veterans' Homes
  • State and local HHSS offices
  • Regional Centers
  • Youth Detention Centers

Programs (a few examples)

Business Associates

  • Software vendors
  • Other health plans (e.g., HMOs, private insurance companies)
  • Independent medical providers
  • Hospitals

Consumers

  • Medicaid recipients
  • Recipients in other NE-HHSS entitle programs
  • All patients, State Facilities' residents
  • ... Everyone in the State of Nebraska, that ever visits a healthcare provider.

HIPAA requirements affect entities, in many different ways.