Privacy Policy

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that affords patients rights over their health information, limits access and use of health information by providers and vendors, and requires implementation of safeguards and security measures to protect health information. The laws, and subsequent updates, require providers to notify patients when their information has been used, accessed or shared inappropriately; to the extent the data has been compromised. Failure to comply with HIPAA can result in both civil and criminal penalties as well as significant monetary fines.