HIPAA Fundraising: What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do
In 2013, The US Department of Health and Human Services made major changes to rules implementing The Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2003 (HITECH). Among the many areas impacted by these rules (billing, marketing, research, IT security, etc.) is fund raising. The amendments significantly modify the methods and practice that hospitals, their institutionally related foundations, and other healthcare charities may or must employ when using ANY patient or client information for fund raising.