NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES AND COMPLIANCE
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance Statement
It is very important for Gamma Healthcare, Inc. to protect the confidentiality of your medical and health information referred to as “protected health information” or PHI as outlined in the Gamma Healthcare Notice of Privacy Practices. The privacy of your PHI is required by law. We have issued this notice to you to chronicle the approach we may use and share your PHI. This notice defines our privacy practices related to PHI, including how we may use your PHI within Gamma Healthcare and how under particular circumstances we may disclose it to others. This notice also describes the rights you have concerning your own PHI. Please review it carefully. Any questions you may have about any part of this Notice of Privacy Practices statement or inquires for further information about our Notice of Privacy Practices can be addressed by our privacy officer. Contact information for the privacy officer is listed at the end of the notice.
Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
This Notice of Privacy Practices applies to Gamma HealthCare, Inc holdings and all of its subsidiaries and business units (collectively referred to as “Gamma” in this Notice).
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Gamma is required by law to maintain the privacy of health information that identifies you, called protected health information (PHI). Gamma is committed to the protection of your PHI and will make reasonable efforts to ensure the confidentiality of your PHI, as required by statute and regulation. We take this commitment seriously and will work with you to comply with your right to receive certain information under HIPAA.
As permitted under HIPAA, the following categories explain the types of uses and disclosures of PHI that Gamma may make. Some of the uses and disclosures described may be limited or restricted by state laws or other legal requirements, for example, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). Please contact our Privacy Officer, using the contact information provided at the end of this notice, for specific information regarding your state.
You have the right to:
Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record
Correct your paper or electronic medical record
Request confidential communication
Ask us to limit the information we share
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
Get a copy of this privacy notice
Choose someone to act for you
File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated
You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:
Tell family and friends about your condition
Provide disaster relief
Include you in a hospital directory
Provide mental health care
Market our services and sell your information
Our Uses and Disclosures
We may use and share your information as we:
Run our organization
Bill for your services
Help with public health and safety issues
Comply with the law
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions