We will protect your privacy.
The physicians and staff of Southwest Nephrology Associates, LLP, have always protected the confidentiality of health information. Today, state and federal laws also attempt to ensure the confidentiality of this sensitive information.
The federal government recently published regulations designed to protect the privacy of your health information. This “Privacy Rule” protects health information that is maintained by physicians, hospitals, other health providers and health plans. As of April 14, 2003, Southwest Nephrology Associates, LLP has complied with the privacy rule’s standards for protecting the confidentiality of your health information.
This regulation virtually protects all patients regardless of where they live or where they receive their healthcare. Every time you see a physician or are admitted to the hospital, fill a prescription or send a claim to a health plan, your physician, the hospital and health plan will need to consider the privacy rule. All health information including paper records, oral communications, and electronic formats such as e-mail are also protected by the privacy rule.
Please let us know if you have any questions about The Notice of Privacy Practice. You may also update your HIPAA consent form anytime you wish, you just need to inform us when you visit the office. You may contact our office at 713-270-4545 to discuss any questions you may have.