Patient Privacy Practices
Along with breakthrough medications and thoughtful guidance, we also want our patients to be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding PHI (Protect Health Information).
In this information, you will find how your medical information may be disclosed and used.
The Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed to promote the efficiency and quality standards in the health industry. This act also passed privacy and security requirements to protect health information (PHI) that includes all the information related to your past and present health conditions. We, at ASPcares, want to make you aware of your rights and responsibilities regarding your PHI according to HIPAA. We may use your PHI to provide you with specialty medications. We may use your PHI to complete your order. Your physician can contact us to refill your prescription by using your PHI. We may also use your PHI to obtain payment for the services we deliver. We can use your PHI to evaluate the performance of our staff caring for you. We can disclose your PHI to your relatives or friends who are involved in your healthcare treatment. We may also disclose your PHI to the third party who is working on our behalf. In this case, we sign a written agreement with that third party business association to make sure that they are protecting the security of your PHI. If you face a serious threat, then we may disclose your PHI in a very limited manner to someone to help prevent that threat.
Where is your authorization needed to use and disclose your PHI?
We will not use your PHI for marketing and sales purposes without your written authorization. You may revoke this authorization at any time by notifying us.
What are the rights of an individual according to HIPAA?
You have a right to inspect and receive a copy of your PHI. You can also tell us to do some corrections or amendments to your PHI if you think it is incomplete or incorrect. You can review the HIPAA form to know about the other rights.
What are our legal duties in accordance to your PHI?
We have a legal duty to protect the privacy of your medical information.
What are your rights if you believe your PHI is insecure?
You have a right to file a complaint if you believe that your privacy rights are violated. In this situation, you can send a letter to the privacy officer at ASPcares.