Notice of Privacy Practices
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review this notice carefully.
We understand the importance and the personal nature of your medical information and are committed to protecting it. Your protected health information (PHI) includes all medical history and/or financial information obtained.
You provided us with most of your personal health information on your application for health care services. We may also have obtained your personal health information from a provider, such as hospital or insurance company when we obtained your medical records in order to process your medical bills.
Alliance Home Health Care Agency, may use your health information, information that constitutes protected health information as defined in the Privacy Rule of the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, for purposes of providing you treatment, obtaining payment for your care and conducting health care operations. We have established policies to guard against unnecessary disclosure of your health information.
The Notice covers:
Uses and disclosures of your PHI which require your written authorization.
Uses and disclosures of your PHI which do not require your written authorization.
Uses and disclosures which do not require your written authorization.
The confidential health information that we collect as we deliver care or services to you is called “protected health information”. We can use and disclose your protected health information:
The following is a summary of the circumstances under which and purposes for which your health information may also be used and disclosed when legally required:
To exercise any of these rights, please write or telephone Privacy Officer.
You or your personal representative has the right to express complaints to us and to the Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services. However, we ask that you provide us with the necessary information to follow up on your concerns/complaints so that we may address them in the most proactive and effective manner.