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The following links are provided to give you additional references to HIPAA information and resources.

General Resources

Alaska State Legislature - Information resource and search mechanisms for State of Alaska statutes, bills, constitution, and Administrative Code

OCR Privacy Guidance Document - Explaining significant aspects of the Privacy Rule

US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Guidance, preamble, regulation text, frequently asked questions

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) -- national standards to protect the privacy of personal health information

Washington Publishing publishes the accredited standards committee (ASC) X12 Implementation Guides. The guides are free to download, however, requests for paper copies do incur a cost to cover reproduction and delivery.

HIPAAdvisory - By Phoenix Health Systems. HIPAA whitepapers, news resources, updates.

WEDI/SNIP (Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange/Strategic National Implementation Process) -- Other HIPAA Resources, HIPAA Workgroups, whitepapers

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) is the public advisory body to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the area of health data and statistics.

Summary of State Health Privacy Statutes by Health Privacy Project within the Institute for Health Care Research and Policy, Georgetown University. The state summaries speak most directly to the use and disclosure of information gathered and shared in the course of providing and paying for health care.

Provider Specific Resources

HIPAA Resources for Healthcare Providers -- Many links to HIPAA resources for healthcare providers

American Health Information Management Association - HIPAA Education and Awareness

Journals of the American Medical Association - search for information about HIPAA in the AMA journals (JAMA)

Rural Hospitals - HIPAA information available on the TASC site (Technical Assistance and Services Center for the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program)

American Dental Association maintains a page on its site for educating its members on HIPAA.

HIPAA Specific Books and Manuals

Guide to Medical Privacy and HIPAA by D'Arcy Guerin Gue and Steve Fox, Esq. through HIPAAdvisory. Approx. cost $313 - $347.

by Roy Rada, MD, PhD through HIPAAdvisory. Approx. cost $95.00

HIPAA Books through Ingenix St.Anthony's. Approx cost $229.95

The HIPAA Handbook: What Your Organization Should Know About Federal Privacy Standards through American Accreditation Healthcare Commission. Approx. cost $69.00

The HIPAA Handbook: What Your Organization Should Know About Federal Electronic Transaction Standards through American Accreditation Healthcare Commission. Approx. cost $65.00