HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It is a set of standards created by the U.S. Congress to streamline the flow of information in the healthcare system and to protect your personal health information.
HIPAA regulations apply to most health plans and to any healthcare provider who electronically transmits healthcare information.
Your rights under HIPAA
Your rights and the privacy of your healthcare information are important to us. Under HIPAA, you have the rights to—
- confidentiality regarding your healthcare information.
- access your protected healthcare information.
- copy, amend and restrict access to your protected healthcare information.
- file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about how your healthcare information has been used.
- an accounting of how your healthcare information has been disclosed.
The HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
As part of our compliance with HIPAA, we provide you with a Notice of Privacy Practices. We ask you to sign a form acknowledging your receipt of the Notice.
Your rights and the privacy of your healthcare information are important to us.
We are always glad to answer any of your questions about our privacy practices or your rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.