HIPAA

Federal legislation passed in 1996 that sets standards for access, portability and renewability that apply to groups and individuals. Protects security and privacy of health data, as well as coverage for workers who lose or change jobs. Requires the establishment of national standards for e-health transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans and employers.

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In Focus

Feb. 14

Winter wish

Massachusetts

Brookdale Senior Living resident Eleanor "Ellie" Ross recently got to ski again thanks to a Brookdale partnership with two-time Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom.