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HIPAA - Notice of Privacy Practices
An Explanation of the HIPAA Privacy Regulations
Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can obtain access to this information. Please review it carefully.
The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") is a Federal program that requests that all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally are kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the patient, the right to understand and control how your personal health information ("PHI") is used. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entities that misuse personal health information. As required by HIPAA, we prepared this explanation of how we are to maintain the privacy of your health information and how we may disclose your personal information. We may use and disclose your medical records only for each of the following purposes: treatment, payment, and health care operation.
An example of this would be new patient survey cards.
The following use and disclosures of PHI will only be made pursuant to us receiving a written authorization from you:
You may revoke such authorization in writing and we are required to honor and abide by that written request, except to the extent that we have already taken actions relying on your authorization.
You may have the following rights with respect to your PHI.
Information by alterative means or at alternative locations.
If you have paid for services "out of pocket", in full, and you request that we not disclose PHI related solely to those services to a health plan, we will accommodate your request, except where we are required by law to make a disclosure.
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your Protected Health Information and to provide you the notice of our legal duties and our privacy practice with respect to PHI. This notice is effective as of September 3, 2013 and it is our intention to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices and HIPAA Regulations currently in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practice and to make the new notice provision effective for all PHI that we maintain. We will post and you may request a written copy of the revised Notice of Privacy Practice from our office. You have recourse if you feel that your protections have been violated by our office. You have the right to file a formal, written complaint with our office and with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
Feel free to contact the Practice Compliance Officer for more information, in person or in writing.
Gina Biagi, Administrator
Eye Associates/SurgiCenter of Vineland
251 South Lincoln Ave • Vineland, NJ 08361