Have you ever wondered what HIPAA stands for or what it is about? It stands for The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
This website will give you a basic summary of what your rights are and to whom your doctor can disclose your information.
“The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.
The Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information.” http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/index.html
At Hill Family Dentistry, we strive to always keep your information private by not keeping paper copies of your personal information and having the best computer security available for our patient privacy. We want you to feel comfortable in our office. When you come, we hope that you feel treated like family. We strive to explain everything that may need to be done to your mouth to your satisfaction. We want you to understand what is happening and feel free to ask any questions about your treatment. We will only disclose information with your consent or the consent of your guardian. We will only disclose this information to; specialists, insurance companies, legal guardians for minors, and people/doctors whom you request in writing .
For a basic overview of our procedures, you can visit our website at hillfamilydentistry.com. Under the tab marked services, you will be able to see and hear a basic video explaining many of the procedures that we perform. We want you to feel that we will keep your information private and help you to understand why each procedure might be necessary.