At Pediatric Endocrinology of Phoenix, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care and protect your privacy and the confidentiality of your medical information.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA, sets forth certain legal requirements regarding how hospitals and healthcare providers must protect your medical information.
Pediatric Endocrinology of Phoenix may use and disclose your medical information to:
- Medical staff and personnel who provide you with care.
- Remind you about an appointment.
- Talk to family or friends involved in your care.
- Ensure that we follow the rules of regulatory agencies regarding quality of care and effective use of resources.
- Comply with legal requirements, subpoenas or court orders for mandatory reporting, such as with cases involving child or elder abuse.
- Research personnel as they develop and seek out the best possible treatments for diseases and medical conditions. All researchers must follow specific regulations to ensure the privacy of patient information.
- Tell you about care-related benefits or services that may be of interest.
- Request payment from your insurance company.
Your medical record is the physical property of Pediatric Endocrinology of Phoenix but the information contained in the record belongs to you. You have important rights concerning your medical information.
- See and obtain a copy of the medical information used to make decisions about your care.
- Ask us to amend the medical information we have about you, if you feel the information we have is wrong or incomplete.
- Ask us to restrict or limit the medical information we use and share about you.
- Ask us to communicate with you about medical matters in a certain wayor location.
- Submit a complaint.