The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), provides safeguards to protect your privacy. Implementation of HIPAA requirements officially began on April 14, 2003. There are rules and restrictions on who may see or be notified of your Protected Health Information (PHI). These restrictions do not include the normal interchange of information necessary to provide you with office services. HIPAA provides certain rights and protections to you as the patient. We balance these needs with our goal of providing you with quality professional service and care. Additional information is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.
Patient information will be kept confidential except as in necessary to provide services to ensure that all administrative matters related to your care are handled appropriately. This specifically includes the sharing of information with other healthcare providers, laboratories, health insurance payers as is necessary and appropriate for our care.Patient records will not be available to persons other than office staff.
I have had full opportunity to read and consider the contents of the Notice of Privacy Practices. I understand that I am giving my permission to your use and disclosure of my protected health information in order to carry out treatment, payment activities, and healthcare operations. I also understand that I have the right to revoke permission. However, we are not obligated to alter internal policies to conform to your request.