Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Book Rant #10 - HIPAA

I understand that people find it confusing that the Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is referred to as HIPAA yet pronounced much like those large mammals that hang out in the water. But, unlike hippoes, HIPAA only has one P - for Portability. Now, I work in benefits and I know people here who get it mixed up. But, if your character is supposed to have worked all her life in hospitals and clinics, I figure by now she's got it sorted. Sure, the act has only been around since the '90s, but really it had a huge impact on how folks in the medical profession had to handle information so it's the kind of thing that would stick. Really.