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As the influential voice of Nebraska’s hospitals, the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) positions itself as a respected and knowledgeable resource for health care policy information. It will work to provide reliable and comprehensive health data and information about health care services, health care trends, clinical outcomes and the impact on and implications for Nebraska health care providers.

  • The NHA collects and analyzes accurate and reliable Nebraska hospital health care and administrative claims data. The data is used for analysis and decision-making relative to the health care needs of the State of Nebraska and its residents.

  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) established new standards for the confidentiality, security and transmission of health care information. There are three types of standards created by HIPAA: privacy, security and administrative simplification (e.g., transaction standards). Taken together, these regulations have a major impact on the day-to-day functioning of the nation's hospitals and affect virtually every department of every entity that provides or pays for health care.