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A national 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity that provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases to help access care and treatment recommended by their doctor.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) contains provisions protecting your health information, as well as who has access to your records. If you can look at medical information and can’t tell who the person is, then it is considered “protected health information”.
In order to be compliant with this act:
Medical providers must seek your permission before releasing individually identifiable health information to other providers, insurance companies and billing personnel, including information that is spoken, printed or transmitted electronically
Limits disclosure of medical information to what is absolutely necessary including office visits, tests, procedures, and mental health information
Gives you the right to see your records and have copies of them, as well as make corrections you feel need to be made on your chart