Definition reproduced with permission of FOX Systems Inc. and HIPAA Consulting.
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health care provider
Under HIPAA, this is "…a provider of services as defined in the section 1861(u) of the [Social Security] Act, 42 USC 1395x(u), a provider of medical or other health services as defined in section 1861(s) of the Act, 42 USC 1395(s), and any other person or organization who furnishes, bills, or is paid for health care in the normal course of business." [45 CFR 160.103].