Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 mandated significant changes in the legal and regulatory environments governing the provisions of health benefits, the delivery and payment of health care services, and the security and confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI).

Privacy Rule

PHI is defined as individually identifiable demographic information that relates to an individual’s past, present or future physical or mental health or condition.  The Riverside County Department of Mental Health is committed to the protection of client information at all times.

Transaction and Code Set Rule

The HIPAA Transaction and Code Set Rule standardized billing practices across the country to ensure consistency. 

Security Rule

The HIPAA Security Rule defines standards, procedures and methods for the security of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).  Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health has implemented an electronic health record system in compliance with federal mandates, and has established various safeguards to ensure the protection of client privacy.

Questions, comments, or suggestions may be directed to 1-800-413-9990.