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SAMHSA News - January/February 2004, Volume 12, Number 1

Ready for HIPAA? SAMHSA Can Help

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HIPAA Compliance Resources

SAMHSA, the Office for Civil Rights, and the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS)—all within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—offer a variety of resources to help providers comply with HIPAA:

  • SAMHSA's HIPAA Web page at offers a wealth of information, including:
    • A searchable database of documents related to HIPAA compliance
    • An updated list of procedure codes for mental health and substance abuse treatment
    • Audioconferences on different HIPAA standards
    • A document called The Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulation and the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Implications for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs (under development).
  • The HHS Office for Civil Rights, the Agency responsible for enforcing the HIPAA Privacy Rule, has a Web site at The site allows visitors to use keywords to search its extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions.
  • CMS, the Agency responsible for enforcing the electronic transactions and code sets standards, the security standards, and the identifier standards, also has a Web site at
  • Handbooks about each of the eight electronic transactions covered by HIPAA are available at The handbooks include transaction descriptions, definitions, and data checklists. End of Article
HHS-Office for Civil Rights-HIPAA home page and SAMHSA Web-HIPAA Information Home Page

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SAMHSA Helps Reduce Seclusion and Restraint at Facilities for Youth
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