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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

This site presents the HIPPA act. Here users can read about HIPAA???s role in protecting privacy of health care consumers, preventing fraud, and improving health care systems.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Medical Insurance; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States–Right Of Privacy

Medicaid

Medicaid

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, information on eligibility, services, fraud prevention, and forms. Search by provider type or by topic.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Medical Insurance; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Physicians And Hospitals

Medicare Learning Network

Medicare Learning Network

The Medicare Learning Network is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website. Information available here includes: Medicare drug regulations, general Medicare regulations, quick reference guides, educational guides, brochures and other educational materials.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Medical Insurance

Global Volunteer Network

Global Volunteer Network

Facilitates the placement of volunteers in international communities. Primarily focuses on collaboration with outreach programs, education, production, and conservation projects.
Subject: Education–English As A Second Language (ESL); Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism; Education–International Education; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Philanthropy & Social Service; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

National Patient Travel Center

National Patient Travel Center

Exists to help patients find charitable long-distance medical air transportation for treatments. Provides National Patient Travel HELPLINE Program, Special-Lift and Child-Lift Programs, Airline Tickets for Patients/Escorts, Volunteer Pilot Organizations, Air Ambulance Coordination, and Charitable Aviation Program Management.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

Health Care: Consumers & Patients Index Page

Health Care: Consumers & Patients Index Page

This page is part of the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality’s (AHRQ) website. The page contains links to AHRQ research and fact sheets aimed at consumers. Topics covered include: Health Conditions & Diseases, Prescriptions, Prevention & Wellness, and Quality of Care.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Patient’s Rights; Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health

Health Privacy

Health Privacy

The Health Privacy Project website contains links to information on federal health laws, state health laws, and other health-related privacy resources. This site serves as a good starting point for anyone looking for information on health privacy, including HIPAA.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Patient’s Rights; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States–Right Of Privacy

AMA DoctorFinder

AMA DoctorFinder

Provides information to locate or verify credentials of licensed physicians in the United States. May provide additional information such as office hours, office locations, health plans accepted, etc.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Physicians And Hospitals

Research Activities

Research Activities

“Research Activities includes announcements of Agency products and projects and summarizes research findings from studies supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research).”
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Medical Research; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

American Medical News

American Medical News

This online version of the American Medical News covers the “professional, social, economic and policy issues in medicine. AMNews is published weekly by the American Medical Association as an impartial source of information affecting physicians and their practices.”
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health & Medical Sciences News; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

The American Hospital Directory

The American Hospital Directory

The free search option for this directory of U.S. hospital information includes data from the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey. Includes statistics and data on number and kind of beds, financial summaries, and inpatient and outpatient utilization statistics.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Physicians And Hospitals