As a class, we will discuss the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as it related to Elder Law.
Please respond to all of the following prompts:
- How has the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 – “HIPAA” – impacted the practice of Elder Law?
- Does the law interfere with the ability of the elderly to get health insurance or quality health care?
- Does the law have any impact on a Durable Power of Attorney?
- Why are physicians so afraid of the law?