Benefits, Leaves, & Retirement

The purpose of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system by standardizing the electronic exchange of administrative and financial data and to protect the security and privacy of protected health information (PHI).

Since we conducts transactions electronically, provide health care services, and offer self-funded health care plans, Baltimore County Public Schools is considered a hybrid entity under the rule and required by federal law to implement these standards and regulations. The regulations are comprised of three essential areas:

  • Privacy - Effective April 14, 2003
  • Transaction & Code Sets - Effective October 16, 2003
  • Security - Effective April 2005

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