HIPAA is an acronym that stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a US law designed to provide Privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors,
hospitals and other health care providers. Developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, these new standards provide patients with access to their medical records and more control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed.
They represent a uniform, Federal floor of Privacy protections for Consumers across the Country. State laws providing additional protections to Consumers are not affected by this new rule. HIPAA took effect on April 14, 2003.
Your rights as a Patient are a priority at Basin Healthcare Center. For more information about how HIPAA affects you as a patient at Basin, please contact us at 432-362-9900. Our compliance officer will be happy to discuss anything related to your Privacy rights