Who's Covered Under HIPAA

What does it mean to be "covered"?

If your unit is "covered by HIPAA" it means the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations apply to your operations.

You are covered by HIPAA if your unit

  • is a Health Care Provider
  • generates or uses Protected Health Information (PHI) or electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) (PHI and ePHI = medical records)
  • bills to a third party
  • uses electronic transactions

Covered Components at Georgetown University:

  • Self-insured Group Health Plans
  • Medicare Demonstration Project
  • Student Counseling Services (CAPS)
  • ISIS (part)
  • OAUR (part)
  • General Counsel's Office (part)
  • UIS (part)
  • Risk Services
  • Internal Audit