Privacy Policy

We are required by applicable federal and state laws to maintain the privacy of your protected health information. We are also required to give you this notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your protected health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in this notice while it is in effect. This notice takes effect April 14, 2003, and will remain in effect until we replace it.

We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this notice at any time, provided that such changes are permitted by applicable law. We reserve the right to make the changes in our privacy practices and the new terms of our notice effective for all protected health information that we maintain, including medical information we created or received before we made the changes.

You can download our privacy policies here:

Patient Authorization to Release Health Information

Notice of Privacy Practices

Quick Reference Regarding Disclosures Requiring/Not Requiring Written Patient Authorization

These files are in PDF format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these forms. If you do not have this program, you can download it here for free.

HIPAA RESOURCES

Disclaimer

The existence of a link or organization reference in any of the following materials should not be assumed as an endorsement by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The information provided here is for reference use only and does not constitute the rendering of legal, financial or other professional advice or recommendations.

Helpful General and Government Websites

Listed below are some valuable resources on the Internet that provide general information about HIPAA:

American Podiatric Medical Association
http://www.apma.org

Accredited Standards Committee – X12N
http://www.x12.org

American Health Information Management Association
http://www.ahima.org

CMS HIPAA Site
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/hipaa/hipaa2/default.asp

CMS’s Links to other Administrative Simplifications Sites http://www.hcfa.gov/medicare/edi/hipaaedi.htm

HIPAAlert
http://www.hipaalert.com

Institute for Health Care Research and Policy, Georgetown University http://www.healthprivacy.org

Phoenix Health System
http://www.hipaadvisory.com

SNIP
http://snip.wedi.org

WEDI
http://www.wedi.org