Treatment, Payment, & Health Care Operations

Treatment, Payment, & Health Care Operations



Treatment, payment,
and health care operations. Your medical information
is private, and you have rights over it. The rights are provided
by a law called HIPAA — the Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act. You have the right
to ask your doctor not to share
your health information. But there are times
when your doctor may need to share
your information for treatment, payment,
and health care operations. What does that mean
for you? For example,
your primary care physician may send your medical record
to a specialist who needs the information
to treat you. Those same doctors may also share your information
with your insurance company to get paid for the treatment
they gave you. So that all patients receive
the best care possible, a hospital may use the health
information of its patients to evaluate the performance of doctors who work
at that hospital. Know your rights. To learn more about how
your information can be shared, visit the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
at hhs.gov/ocr.

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