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

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

Thank you for your patience and understanding over the last couple of weeks while we have migrated to a new medical records system that will offer a better experience for our patients. Great news! You can now send a NON-URGENT question through our new patient portal and one of our staff members will call you back within 24 business hours.

If your child is sick and needs an appointment right away, on-demand telemedicine visits are still available via KidzDocNow. Your child will be seen by pediatricians that are part of our network. Download the app from your Apple or Android devise or visit http://www.kidzdocnow.us/