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This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed, as well as how you can obtain access to this information. Please review it carefully.
Your protected health information ("PHI") is health information that contains identifiers, such as your name, social security number, or other information that reveals who you are. For example, your medical record is PHI because it includes your name and other identifiers.
If you are an AID Atlanta member and also an employee of AID Atlanta, PHI does not include the health information in your employment records.
By law we must:
We take these responsibilities seriously, and, as in the past, we will continue to take appropriate steps to safeguard the privacy of your PHI.
This section tells you about your rights regarding your PHI, for example, your medical and billing records. It also describes how you can exercise these rights.
Your confidentiality is important to us. Our physicians and employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of the PHI of our members/patients, and we have policies and procedures and other safeguards to help protect your PHI from improper use and disclosure. Sometimes, we are allowed by law to use and disclose certain PHI without your written permission. We briefly describe these uses and disclosures below and give you some examples.
How much PHI is used or disclosed without your written permission will vary depending, for example, on the intended purpose of the use or disclosure. Sometimes, we may only need to use or disclose a limited amount of PHI, such as to send you an appointment reminder or to confirm that you are a health plan member. At other times, we may need to use or disclose more PHI, such as when we are providing medical treatment.
If you have any questions about this notice, want to request a copy of the notice, or if you want to lodge a complaint about our privacy practices, please let us know by calling the Office of Quality and Compliance at (404) 870-7780. You may also email the Director of Quality and Compliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Office of Quality and Compliance at: AID Atlanta, Inc., Office of Quality and Compliance, 1605 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. You also may notify the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to lodge a complaint about our privacy practices.
We will not take retaliatory action against you if you file a complaint about our privacy practices.
We may change this notice and our privacy practices at any time as long as the change is consistent with state and federal law. Any revised notice will apply both to the PHI we already have about you at the time of the change and any PHI created or received after the change takes effect. If we make an important change to our privacy practices, we will promptly change this notice and post a new notice at the following Internet address: www.aidatlanta.org. Except for changes required by law, we will not implement an important change to our privacy practices before we revise this notice..
This notice is effective as of July 1, 2014
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