HIPAA Privacy Rule
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, along with the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act, and the Texas Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act, is among the most effective ways that you, as a patient, can keep your patient information confidential.
Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, we, as your dedicated home health services provider, will protect the privacy of your health information and prevent its disclosure without your categorical permission.
The following details our obligations to you as your home health services provider under the HIPAA Privacy Rule:
- We are obliged to provide you with a Notice of Privacy Practices detailing how we can use and share your confidential healthcare information.
- We are obliged to get your express approval or disapproval regarding the disclosure of your health information to other people, including your family.
- We are obliged to protect your privacy at all costs.
Among the following are more of your rights as our patient under the HIPAA:
- You have the right to review and own a copy of your health information.
- You have the right to ask for corrections to your health records.
- You have the right to refuse and allow transmission of your health records electronically.
- You have the right to complain to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights should you think that your privacy rights have been violated.
It Is Your Right to Know
Learn about how you procure and use your health records the responsible way here.
Know more about HIPAA here.