Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Slide content:HIPAA Covered Entities - 3 Health care clearinghouses Billing services Repricing companies Community health management information systems Value-added networks and switches that perform clearinghouse functions 9
Slide notes:The third category of covered entities is health care clearinghouses, which are organizations that standardize health information. Examples include billing services, repricing companies that adjust prices based on insurance payments, and community health management information systems. Value-added networks and switches are also covered entities if they perform clearinghouse functions. A value-added network is a private network provider hired by a company to facilitate electronic data interchange or provide other network services. A switch refers to a type of computer network vendor. 9