Notice of Privacy Practices for Home Access Health Corporation

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 review.
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 uses 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 locations.
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 health information

Breach Notification
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.