Lists Public Hearings ListCommuncationsStories Libraries Org ChartsConnections NewslettersLegislative DocumentsChange Of PlacementIT PoliciesNews Release ArchiveOlmstead Documents Claims PortalDashboardsPress ReleasesSearchRecent Nebraska DHHS: HIPAA: 3. Bus. Associate Section: Who is Affected Page Content User TypeConsumer Associates Quick Links Privacy Notice What isHIPAA? Contact Us HIPAA 3. Business Associates 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 the NE-DHHS Veterans' Homes State and local DHHS offices Regional Centers Youth Detention Centers Programs (a few examples) Medicaid / Medicare programs Substance Abuse program 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-DHHS entitlement programs All patients, State Facilities' residents ... Everyone in the State of Nebraska, that ever visits a healthcare provider. HIPAA requirements affect all of the above entities, in many different ways. As you work with other members in the healthcare services in Nebraska, we all need to uphold the same level of confidentiality standards -- as patient/client medical data is transmitted to other participants.