All information in the medical record, including information about billing is confidential. Except as required or permitted by law, it will not be released to anyone without the patent's authorization. A Notice of Privacy and Practice Policy (NPP) form is offered to each patient at their first visit. It also tells you how to file a complaint, in case you have an issue. The NPP outlines your rights and our responsibilities, in regards to maintaining your privacy.
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a Federal Regulation dealing with health records. The purpose of the Act is to ensure the privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI) with regard to patient records and research subject data. As an employer, health care practitioner and researcher, CMU is committed to protecting its employees, patients and subjects within our community. It is important that you understand how the HIPAA law protects your personal health and insurance information. For more information, please visit the CMU HIPAA website at: http://www.hipaa.cmich.edu.
• HIPAA Regulations Review Level 1 & 2 combined
• HIPAA Basics Level I only
If you have any questions regarding the privacy and security of your PHI, and management of medical records, please contact the Privacy Officer, Jessica Gardon Rose 989-774-6508: firstname.lastname@example.org.