This notice describes how medical information about you may be
used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
Please review the information carefully.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
of 1996 is a federal requirement that ensures all medical records
and other individual identifiable health information used or disclosed
by Home Access Health Corporation in any form (electronic, on
paper, or orally) must be kept in confidence. This Act provides
you, the patient, new rights associated with how you control your
health information and how this information is used.
Home Access Health Corporation may use and disclose your
protected health information (PHI) only for each of the following purposes:
Treatment, Payment and Health Care Operations.
Treatment means providing, coordinating, or managing health care
and related services by one or more health care providers.
Payment means such activities as obtaining reimbursement for services
confirming coverage, billing or collection activities, and utilization
Health Care Operations include the business aspects of running
our business. These include conducting quality assessments and
improvement activities, auditing functions, cost management analysis
and customer service.
Home Access Health Corporation may create and distribute de-identified
health information by removing all personal individually identifiable
information. We may contact you to provide reminders regarding
upcoming appointments or provide information about treatment alternatives
and/or other health related benefits and services.
Any other use or disclosure of your health information will be
made only with your written authorization. You may revoke such
authorization in writing and we are required to honor and abide
by that written request except to the extent that we have already
taken actions relying on your authorization.
You have the following rights with respect to your protected
health information. You may exercise these rights by presenting
a written request to:
Home Access Health Corporation
2401 West Hassell Road, Suite 1510
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
The right to request restrictions on certain users and disclosures
of protected health information.
The right to reasonable requests to receive confidential communications
of protected health information by alternative means or at alternative
The right to inspect and copy your protected health information
The right to amend your protected health information
The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of protected
HAHC is required to provide patient notification if it discovers a breach of
unsecured PHI unless there is a demonstration, based on a risk assessment, that
there is a low probability that the PHI has been compromised. You will be notified
without unreasonable delay and no later than 60 days after discovery of the breach.
Such notification will include information about what happened and what can be
done to mitigate any harm.
Home Access Health Corporation is required under the Privacy
Rule to maintain the privacy of your personal health information
and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy
practices with respect to your protected health information.
You have recourse if you feel that your privacy protections have
been violated. You have the right to file a written complaint
with our office or with the Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of Civil Rights about violations of the provision of this
notice or the policies and procedures of Home Access Health Corporation.