Being HIPAA compliant isn’t optional for IBCLCs. Our clients are entitled to insurance reimbursement for our services under the Affordable Care Act. In order for them to be able to submit the appropriate paperwork, we need to have an NPI number, and that number is what transforms us into a HIPAA-covered entity.
I know, I know, I know–it’s an awful lot of jargon. But it’s the law of the land here in the United States.
In order to help you understand your responsibilities under HIPAA, I’ve created this free guide.
It’s packed with information, resources, and action items to help get you into compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (because that’s what HIPAA stands for).