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.

Your Rights 

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

 

Your Choices 

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

Raise funds

 

Our Uses and Disclosures 

We may use and share your information as we:

Treat you

Run our organization

Bill for your services

Help with public health and safety issues

Do research

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


GAMMA HEALTHCARE, INC.


MAIN OFFICE
1717 West Maud Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 
Phone: (573) 727-5600
Administration Fax: (573) 785-0753
Customer Service Fax: (573) 785-2369
Front Desk Fax: (573) 727-5686
Billing Fax: (573) 785-0125
HR Fax: (573) 727-5627
Lab/Processing Fax: (573) 727-5689

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