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Patient Privacy and Confidentiality

At Coastal Vein Vascular Institute, we place the highest priority on a patient’s right to privacy. We are committed to providing you and your family with exceptional care and forming a relationship that is built on trust. This means that we respect your right to privacy and will endeavor to protect the confidentiality of you and your family health information–whether this information is stored in a paper or electronic file.

Coastal Vein Vascular Institute adheres to the requirements outlined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as well as applicable Florida State Laws, which ensure the privacy and security of an individual’s health information and promotes privacy and trust between patients and their health care providers.

We have detailed policies and procedures in place to safeguard your rights to privacy and confidentiality. Our Privacy Office can also provide information on how we protect your health information and how you may request you/your minor child’s health information.

As part of HIPAA requirements, all patients, are required to sign the Acknowledgement of Receipt of Privacy Notice form to indicate that they have received the Notice of Privacy Practices. The Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we (provider) may use or disclose your health information; your rights to access your health information and/or to request changes to your health information. You may also request a list of people or organizations that you did not authorize but who may have received your health information from us.

What is HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) or Public Law 104-191 was signed into law August 21, 1996. The Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal information held by a covered entity, such as BMC.

As of April 14, 2003, the Federal Office of Civil Rights implemented new rules related to the privacy and confidentiality of your health information. As part of those new rules, we are required to obtain your signature in acknowledgment of how we (provider) use and share your health information. Our Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) describes how we may use or disclose your health information and your rights to access and/or change that information. As described in our Notice, you may request copies of your health information, or request a list of people or organizations that you did not authorize but who have received your health information from us.

How We Assure Your Privacy?

Your privacy is very important to Coastal Vein Vascular Institute. We do not allow access to your health information by those outside the Coastal Vein Vascular Institute providers unless we have the appropriate authorization to do so. We’re also committed to safeguarding your personal information online.
Our staff members are trained in the appropriate use and disclosure of health information and know that it is available to continue to provide care to you and for other legitimate purposes. We address any violation of confidentiality or failure of a staff member to protect your information from accidental or unauthorized access.

HIPAA Notice of Patient Privacy Practices

At Coastal Vein Vascular Institute, we place the highest priority on a patient’s right to privacy. We are committed to respecting your right to privacy and confidentiality of your health information at all times.

As part of HIPAA requirements, all new patients seeing their health care provider upon their initial visits are required to sign the Acknowledgement of Receipt of Privacy Notice form to indicate that they have received the Notice of Privacy Practices. This is provided to you upon registration at any one of our facilities. The Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we (provider) may use or disclose your health information; your rights to access your health information and or to request changes to your health information. You may also request a list of people or organization that you did not authorize but who may have received your health information from us.

In general, written authorization from the patient or parent/legal guardian is needed before information may be released by Coastal Vein Vascular Institute. In some cases, as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices, we may use and share information for certain purposes without the written authorization of a patient/parent/legal guardian.

For example, we may:

  • Use and share information with doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to treat the patient
  • Share information with health insurance companies to get paid for the services we provide
  • Use information to review the quality of our services

Any questions or concerns?

If you have questions or concerns regarding your privacy, or you would like to review your health information on-site or request changes or corrections to your health information, or file a breach of confidentiality complaint, you may contact our Privacy Officer:

Terry Brown, COO
3599 University Blvd, South – Building #300
Jacksonville, FL 32216
info@moribeanbrooks.com
(904) 399-5550

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