Lists Public Hearings ListCommuncationsStories Libraries Org ChartsConnections NewslettersLegislative DocumentsChange Of PlacementIT PoliciesNews Release ArchiveOlmstead Documents Claims PortalDashboardsPress ReleasesSearchRecent Nebraska DHHS: HIPAA: Who is Affected? Page Content User TypeConsumer Associates Quick Links Privacy Notice What isHIPAA? Contact Us HIPAA 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 State and local HHSS offices Regional Centers Youth Detention Centers Programs (a few examples) Medicaid / Medicare programs Substance Abuse programs Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Immunization Click here to see more affected programs 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.