Notice of Privacy Practices Acknowledgement
Under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) each patient has certain rights to privacy regarding their protected health information. This information can and will be used to:
- Conduct, plan and direct treatment and follow-up among the multiple healthcare providers who may be involved in that treatment directly and indirectly.
- Obtain payment from third-party payers.
- Conduct normal healthcare operations such as quality assessments and physician certifications.
The Notice of Privacy Practices, containing a more complete description of the uses and disclosures of patient health information is provided upon service. I-CHOICE has the right to change its Notice of Privacy Practices from time to time and patients may contact this organization at any time at 2659 N. Ash Street, Spokane, WA. to obtain a current copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices.
The patient may request in writing any restrictions on how his or her private information is used or disclosed to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations. I-CHOICE is not required to agree to the patients requested restrictions, but if agreed, are bound to abide by such restrictions.