Glossary Term

Covered Entity

Glossary Term:

Covered Entity


Health care providers who conduct certain financial and administrative transactions electronically, such as billing and fund transfers; also, all health plans and health care clearinghouses (45 CFR 160.103). Covered Entities must comply with HIPAA regulations.

Several areas within the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are considered covered entities and must comply with all HIPAA regulations.

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