We want you to know about HIPAA’s privacy rule and the terms used in our Notice of Privacy Practices
- “HIPAA” means the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. On August 14, 2002, the Department of Health and Human Services issued the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which describes how Protected Health Information may be properly Used and Disclosed.
- “Protected Health Information” means information about you, including your past, present, and future medical condition, treatment of your medical condition, and payment for your medical treatment. This information includes demographic information that may identify you.
- “Use” means how we (physicians and staff) properly share, employ, examine, utilize or analyze Protected Health Information internally within our office.
- “Disclose” means how we (physicians and staff) properly release, transfer, divulge or provide access to Protected Health Information to an outside person or entity such as another doctor, hospital, or insurance company.
- “Designated Record Set” means medical and billing records created and maintained by our office for treatment and payment.