Definition of "Treatment"

Treatment is the provision, coordination or management of health care and related services by one or more health care providers. This includes:

  • Coordination or management of health care by a health care provider with a third party
  • Consultation between health care providers relating to a patient
  • Referral of a patient for health care from one provider to another

Related Links

View these related links from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. These links address whether the HIPAA Privacy Rule permits health care providers to: