What is PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION?
PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION meaning Individually identifiable health information transmitted or maintained in any form or medium, which is held by a covered entity or its business associate. Identifies the individual or offers a reasonable basis for identification. Is created or received by a covered entity or an employer Relates to a past, present, or future physical or mental condition, provision of health care or payment for health care.
reference: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services