Our goal is to ensure our patient’s privacy by allowing the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) statute. These regulations provide standards for maintaining the privacy and limit against unauthorized access, distribution and use of protected health information. These regulations cover not only clinical records, but also any individually identifiable patient business records, such as billing and demographical data.
To help ensure your privacy, we do require an authorization to be signed permitting the release of your private information. Each year or if your insurance carrier has changed you will be required to sign a new patient registration sheet. This authorization allows us to release your medical visit information to your insurance company.
We also require a signed authorization if you would like your medical records sent to another physician.