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Information Privacy and HIPAA

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What is HIPAA?

New Horizons Medical is a healthcare organization that is compliant with the nationwide Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which was passed by the US Congress in 1996. This federal law protects sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. Typically, minimal necessary information about your medical visit will be disclosed with Covered Entities to provide you with requested services.

HIPAA Privacy regulations require healthcare providers and organizations, as well as their business associates, to develop and follow procedures that ensure the confidentiality and security of protected health information (PHI) when it is transferred, received, handled, or shared.  This applies to all forms of PHI, including paper, oral, and electronic records, etc. 

Covered Entities

The following types of individuals and organizations are subject to the Privacy Rule and considered covered entities as described on CDC website:

Exceptions to covered entities

A group health plan with fewer than 50 participants that is administered solely by the employer that established and maintains the plan is not a covered entity.

For any additional questions on how your information is protected by healthcare organizations, please visit HHS’s HIPAA website webpage.

Patient’s options to share their treatment information

The only way a medical office can share the information about the visit directly with an employer, another medical office, or some other entity is only if a patient had given written consent to share the private information. The patient can stipulate an expiration date on such PHI release as well as type of information shared and cancel it at any time.

Release of information form

Admissions line 888-999-2041. Most health insurance plans are accepted.

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