HIPAA

     
HIPAA Information and Notice of Privacy Practices  

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Parents want to trust that the healthcare system will keep their children's personal health information (PHI) private. The passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in August of 1996 gave the federal government the ability to mandate how healthcare plans, providers (including ABCD) and others use, store and transmit your child's PHI. Effective in April of 2003 we were required to provide our parents with a copy of our Notice of Privacy, and give them the opportunity to ask questions concerning this Notice of Privacy. Our parents are required to acknowledge their receipt of this Notice of Privacy in writing.

ABCD Pediatrics is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your child's individually identifiable health information (PHI). In conducting our business, we will create records regarding your child and the treatment and services we provide to your child. We are required by law to maintain the confidentiality of health information that identifies your child.

 

If you would like to submit a comment, concern or complaint about our privacy prac­tices, you can do so by sending a letter or contacting the Privacy Officer with your concerns to:

Privacy Officer

ABCD Pediatrics

19238 Stonehue

San Antonio, Texas 78258

210-494-2223

If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you should call the matter to our attention by sending a letter describing the cause of your con­cern to the same address. You may also file a complaint with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. You will not be penalized or otherwise retaliated against for filing a com­plaint.

Revised Effective Date : April 1, 2015

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