We always work to ensure that this information is safeguarded and only used when necessary. To do this, our office complies fully with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This act was designed to outline privacy and security rules regarding personally identifiable health information. For more information regarding HIPAA, click here.
One way that we work to safeguard our patients’ privacy is to have each patient fill out a HIPAA form so that we know exactly who we are able to communicate your health information with (for example, spouse, other practitioners, insurance company). Another method we use to ensure your privacy is to submit our insurance claims electronically. While there are some circumstances where we are required to submit claims in paper form, most insurance claims leave our office through an encrypted electronic claims service.