Associates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery believes in protecting patients’ medical information and that controlled use of medical information by our staff is essential to providing optimum patient care.
The United States government created rules for the use and protection of medical and health information by hospitals, clinics and other medical practices. The rules are a result of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). They are meant to provide all patients in the United States with standard privacy protections. One rule requires hospitals and clinics to provide all patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices to explain how patient medical information is used. The same rule requires hospitals and clinics to keep records showing that patients have received the notice.
We are happy to provide you with this copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices. We hope it will answer any questions you may have about how patient medical information is used by our office. In accordance with the federal government HIPAA rules, when you come into the office, you’ll be asked to sign the form that came with this notice to show that you have received the notice.
If you have questions about anything contained in this notice, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for placing your care, and your trust, in AOMS.