AHS Summary of Privacy Practices
This summary provides information regarding how your protected health information is disclosed and used and how you can obtain access to this information. You may request a copy of our full notice or access it through this website by clicking on the link at the end of this page.
Use Disclosures and Uses of Health Information
We use your health information for treatment, to obtain payment, and for healthcare operations.
Treatment: We may disclose protected health information to provide treatment or coordinate healthcare, such as various treatment providers within our agency.
Payment: We may disclose protected health information to obtain payment for services rendered, such as obtaining authorizations from your health insurance plan prior to providing services.
Healthcare Operations: We may disclose protected health information for our own operations to help improve the quality of our overall healthcare services, such as internally auditing records.
We may disclose or use your protected health information for several other reasons including public health purposes, emergencies, and other disclosures required by law. In all other situations, we will ask for you written authorization before disclosing or using your protected health information. If you choose to authorize us to disclose protected health information, you may revoke the authorization at any time to stop further disclosures.
Our policies may be changed at any time. We will change our notice and post a new notice at our facilities prior to and significant changes being made. You may also request a copy of our notice at any time. For more information about our policy practices, please contact the person listed at the end of this page.
Although your health records are the property of AHS, you have legal rights concerning your protected health information. You may:
- Request a restriction on certain health information
- Obtain a paper copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices
- View a copy of your health record
- Amend your health record
- Obtain an accounting of disclosures of your health information
- Request communications of your health information by alternative means
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, or you disagree with a decision we made about access to your records, you may contact the person listed below. You may also file a complaint with the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The person listed below can provide you with the address upon request.
Our Legal Duty
At AHS, we understand that medical information about you and your health is personal. We are required by law to protect this information. We are also required to post a notice about our information practices and follow the practices within that notice.
If you have any questions or complaints, please contact our Compliance Officer at (901) 259-8906.