The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or “HIPAA” for short, protects your fundamental rights to privacy and confidentiality. From our Administrator, to our providers, office staff and maintenance staff, one of the laws we follow is The Privacy Rule, which ensures that personal medical information you share with providers and our staff is protected. This includes all identifying information and information about your medical history and treatment. We promise to keep information about you confidential, sharing only the minimum necessary information with people who need it to do their jobs.
Who Needs this Information to Do Their Job?
Doctors, nurses, therapists, dietitians, and others use this information to determine how to treat you. The billing department employees use confidential information to bill you, your insurance companies, Medicare, or Medicaid for services. Staff performing quality improvement activities may review confidential information to make sure patients are receiving high quality care.