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HIPAA. You have heard the term, but what exactly does it mean? HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This is a federal law designed to protect a patient's medical record and health insurance information. Under this law certain standards have been set as to how providers can use your information and with whom they can share your information.
 
Though this law has been around awhile there seems to be a resurgence among providers to educate their patients, One of the questions you are probably asked each time you visit your doctor is "who are we allowed to talk to". Unless you give your doctor express consent to talk to a family member (i.e.. spouse, child, sibling); they won't be able to 
 
Your physician should also be providing you with a privacy notice, This notice outlines all the ways in which your doctor can use your information. It will also tell  you your rights under the HIPAA law, including how to file a complaint if you feel your privacy has been violated, 
 
As a provider we strive to protect your information. Implementing security protocols on all our electronic records to make sure the information is encrypted and secured backups in the event of an IT malfunction. Verifying your identification at each visit to help thwart identity theft, Conducting ongoing HIPAA training and education with staff.
 
At the Eye Centers of Northwest Ohio, we know it's a privilege to be entrusted to take care of your eyes. Rest assured your information is safe with us. Is it time for you to schedule your exam? Give us a call today. (419) 334-8121 or (419) 435-3482.
 
 

Contact Eye Centers Of Northwest Ohio

2311 Hayes Avenue
Fremont, Ohio 43420
(419) 334-8121
 
622 Parkway Drive
Fostoria, Ohio 44830
(419) 435-3482
 
Fremont: (419) 334-8121 - Fostoria: (419) 435-3482