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What is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The Administrative Simplification provisions of HIPAA are intended to reduce the costs and administrative burdens of health care by making possible the standardized, electronic transmission of many transactions that are carried out manually on paper or have several different formats for each.

BCBSKS implemented changes for Transactions and Code sets in October 2003. Privacy changes were implemented in April 2003. Security changes were implemented in March 2005.