HIPAA Information

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This Act was introduced to ensure continuity of health coverage in the event of changes in insurance carriers so that coverage would not be denied because of pre-existing medical conditions. Since its introduction, the scope of the Act has been enlarged to address the privacy and the security of medical information.

 

Privacy 

The privacy regulation protects an individual’s right to control access and disclosure of his or her protected, individually identifiable health information.

Security

The security regulations require that organizations control the means by which health information remains confidential.

 

Child Information Collection

We collect important information of your child such as, birth date and medical information as provided. We collect this information so that we can treat your child's medical condition.

 

Access

Those who have access to the information provided include any person that you designate in writing, anyone directly involved in your child’s medical care directly (nursing, physicians, other medical offices, etc.), anyone indirectly involved through creating and maintaining your child’s medical record, and those entities who need your child’s information to process and submit health care claims in order to obtain payment for services. Government Oversight agencies, Judicial and Administrative Proceedings, Law enforcement Agencies, Coroners and Medical Examiners, and Organ Procurement Organizations may also obtain copies of your child’s medical records. We have no jurisdiction over such entities.

Privacy Protection

Team Tongue Tie will only release your child’s information to those people who you authorize or those who needs the information in order to provide for the medical care and needs of your child. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to ensure that only those involved in your child’s care have access to that information.

 

Your Rights

You have the right to inspect your protected healthcare information. You have the right to request an amendment to any errors you may find in your child’s record. If you leave this practice, your child’s medical history will continue to receive the same protection.

 

Questions/Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy practice, you may call the privacy officer at this practice at (858) 480-9454

We take all your complaints extremely seriously. The necessary investigation will be performed and action taken, depending on the nature of the complaint.

 

We reserve the right to amend our privacy policy as dictated by law, without sending you a copy of the amendment. Any changes to this policy will be posted in our office. A more comprehensive policy is available for review at our office.