Please review our HIPAA notice, outlined below. This notice provides information regarding how your personal health information may be used by staff members at O&PS or disclosed to other health care professionals for the purpose of evaluating your health, diagnosing medical conditions, and providing treatment.
Your health information may also be used to seek payment from your health plan or from other sources that we may use to pay for services.
We are very serious about patient rights and privacy at O&PS. If you have any concerns about access to your information, please feel free to contact us and we will get you in touch with our HIPAA compliance officer.
HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), (Public Law 104 – 191) consists of two major sections: Health Insurance Reform and Administrative Simplification. The Administrative Simplification section calls for the Department of Health and Human Services to develop standards for the format and content of health care transactions and includes provisions regarding:
- Standardized electronic transaction formats and code sets
- Universal provider, employer, health plan and patient identifiers
- Security and privacy for the protection of individually identifiable patient information
- Penalties for non-compliance with transaction standards and wrongful disclosure of patient information
As of October 16, 2002, any organization that handles or stores electronic health care data must comply with HIPAA regulations.
For more information on HIPPA, please visit HHS.gov.