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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its implementing regulations restrict Assurance Care Services, Inc., abilities to use and disclose protected health information (PHI). 

Protected health information means information that is created or received by Assurance Care Services, Inc. and relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health condition of an Individual/Client (“Participant”); the provision of health care to a participant; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to a participant; and that identifies the participant or for which there is a reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify the participant. Protected health information includes information about persons living or deceased. Some examples of PHI are:


• Participant’s medical record number 

• Participant’s demographic information (e.g. address, telephone number) 

• Information doctors, nurses and other health care providers put in a participant’s medical record 

• Images of the participant 

• Conversations a provider has about a participant’s care or treatment with nurses and others 

• Information about a participant in a provider’s computer system or a health insurer's computer system 

• Billing information about a participant at a clinic 

• Any health information that can lead to the identity of an individual or the contents of the information can be used to make a reasonable assumption as to the identity of the individual


It is the Assurance Care Services, Inc.'s policy to comply fully with HIPAA's requirements. To that end, all staff members who have access to PHI must comply with this HIPAA Privacy and Security Plan. For purposes of this plan and the Company’s use and disclosure procedures, the workforce includes individuals who would be considered part of the workforce under HIPAA such as employees, volunteers, interns, board members and other persons whose work performance is under the direct control of Assurance, whether or not they are paid by Assurance. The term "employee" or “direct service worker” includes all of these types of workers. 


No third-party rights (including but not limited to rights of participants, beneficiaries, covered dependents, or business associates) are intended to be created by this Plan. Assurance Care Services, Inc. reserves the right to amend or change this Plan at any time (and even retroactively) without notice. 


All staff members must comply with all applicable HIPAA privacy and information security policies. If after an investigation you are found to have violated the organization’s HIPAA privacy and information security policies, then you will be subject to disciplinary action up to termination or legal ramifications if the infraction requires it.

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