Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act

Welcome to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Office of HIPAA Compliance (OHC) webpage - your HIPAA resource center.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996.  HIPAA is the single most significant legislation affecting the health care industry since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs in 1965. HIPAA affects all individuals, providers, payers and related entities involved in health care.

OHC is responsible for the successful implementation by DHCS of all of the final rules of HIPAA under

Title II - HIPAA Administrative Simplification. For more information about HIPAA or OHC, please use the links on this page. 


HIPAA Title Information

What is HIPAA

HIPAA Related Efforts

CAPMAN 820/834

  • Premium Payments and Enrollment Transactions for Managed Care Plans


  • Medicaid Information Technology Architecture


  • Post-Adjudicated Claims and Encounters System

Privacy (Information Protection Unit)

Last modified date: 2/4/2020 2:56 PM