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When it comes to your personal health information, you have a right to know how it will be used and disclosed. That's why all healthcare providers are required to give you a notice of privacy practices. This notice must describe: -

  • How the Privacy Rule allows the provider to use and disclose protected hinformationealth information.
  • The organization's duties to protect health information privacy. -
  • Your privacy rights, including the right to complain to HHS and to the organization if you believe your privacy rights have been violated.  

It's important that you read and understand this notice, so you can make informed decisions about your healthcare. If you have any questions, be sure to ask your provider.

What is the HIPAA notice I receive from my doctor and health plan?

HIPAA is a federal law that governs how health information is handled in the United States. Your doctor is required by law to provide you with a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices brochure which explains the procedures he or she will use to protect your health information. This brochure is available from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) website at www.hhs.gov/hipaa. The policy also contains information about your rights and your doctor’s duties.

The Notice of Privacy Practices brochure describes how a doctor or health plan may use or disclose your protected health information. It also explains that you have the right to ask for a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices, a copy of your health information, or a summary of your health information.

If you are a member of a health plan, your doctor will explain to you what rights you have under the law.

Why do I have to sign a form?

You must sign a form that says your health information is protected. The form is called a Notice of Privacy Practices. It gives you your rights, tells you how your information may be used, and tells you how your information may be shared. The form also says you can ask for a copy of the notice.

Do I have to sign my rights form?

Yes. The law requires you to sign a form that tells you your privacy rights and how your health information may be used or shared. You may be asked to sign this form when you first see your doctor. You can ask to get a copy of the form at any time. You can also contact your provider or plan to get a copy.

WHAT DO I DO WITH THE NOTICE?

Keep it with your health records. You can keep it in your wallet or purse. You can also send it to your provider or health plan by mail or email.

What is in the Notice?

The notice tells you what you need to know about your health privacy rights and how your health information may be used. It also tells you how your health information is shared and with whom, and what they can do with it. You are not required to sign the form.

What are some of the types of information that may be shared?

The notice may tell you whether health information is shared with someone else, such as your health plan, for purposes other than treatment, payment, or health care operations. It may also tell you whether health information is shared for other purposes, such as quality assessment or improvement, research, public health activities, or the operation of the business of the health care provider or health plan.

WHAT IF I DO NOT AGREE WITH WHAT'S IN THE NOTICE?

If you do not agree with anything in the notice, ask how you can change it.

When and how can I receive a Notice of Privacy Practices?

Your doctor, hospital, or other health care provider must give you the notice on your first visit to a provider or in the mail from your health plan. You can also ask for a copy at any time.

What should i do if i have questions or concerns?

If you have questions about the notice or if you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you can call the number on the notice. You may also write to the address on the notice. If you have questions about the notice, call your health plan's customer service or privacy line.

What protections do i have?

You have several important rights under the Privacy Rule. These are:,- Your right to request a restriction or limit on the provider's use or disclosure of your protected health information. You can also ask the provider or his or her agent to explain the notice.

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You have the right to:,- Tell a health plan or provider that you don't want to be treated with individualized care. You are not obligated to do this. You can also ask the health plan or provider to cancel your individualized care.,- Get a paper copy of your medical records, for a fee, if you are at the privacy office of a hospital or clinic (for example, a doctor's office).

You have the right to:,- Ask a health plan or provider to limit the use or disclosure of your health information. The law does not require a provider or plan to agree to such a limitation.,- Ask a provider or plan not to use or disclose your health information for a specific purpose.

You have the right to:,- Ask to see your health records. If you have not already done so, ask your health plan or provider for a copy of your medical records.

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This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

If you have any questions about this Notice of Privacy Practices or if you have any concerns relating to the ways in which your Protected Health Information (PHI) is used and disclosed by InterMed, P.A., please contact the Privacy Compliance Coordinator, whose address is given below.

What is phi?

PHI means any information that identifies you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition.

What does intermed, p.a. do with the phi?

InterMed, P.A. is required by law to protect the privacy of your PHI, and to use and disclose PHI only as permitted by federal law. InterMed, P.A. is prohibited by law from using or disclosing PHI without your permission, except as permitted or required by law.

What You Need to Know About HIPAA

As of May 1, 2003, the privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) apply to healthcare providers and healthcare organizations (e.g., hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and clinics) that collect information about you or your health or that provide healthcare treatment to you.

What is HIPAA 

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

HIPAA is a federal law that imposes requirements on healthcare providers and organizations that collect, use, and transfer your protected health information.

You have the right to ask that your healthcare provider and healthcare organization provide you with a copy of their privacy and security policies.

HIPAA also requires healthcare organizations to protect your protected health information.

In compliance with the Federal HIPAA laws:

The providers and staff of InterMed, P.A.

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Citizenship and immigration section.

Washington, D.C. 20520-5609

U.S.CODE TITLE 8, CHAPTER 12

PART 1

Subpart A—Nationality

Sec.

1252. Definitions

1252.1 Application of this part.

1252.2 Citizenship.

1252.3 Citizenship of the United States.

1252.4 Citizenship of an alien parent.

1252.5 Citizenship of the child.

1252.6 Citizenship of an adopted child.

1252.7 Citizenship of a minor citizen by operation of law.

1252.8 Citizenship of a minor citizen by decree of a court.

1252.9 Citizenship of a minor citizen by naturalization.

1252.10 Citizenship of a minor citizen by naturalization.

1252.11 Citizenship of a minor citizen by birth.

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efforts to become accessible and provides information about how State Department documents are

accessible to individuals with disabilities. This notice also explains the State Department’s efforts to

provide accessible information in its electronic products.

State Department officials are working to comply with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act

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The State Department’s Web site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. State Department

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