The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) does not require that health care providers obtain a consent agreement as it relates to the use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information (IIHI), but many practices will continue to use the Consent Agreement for other purposes.
Though not necessary to have your consent to allow us to use or disclose your IIHI to others who will treat you or support in providing you quality health care services, it is important to have your consent to use or disclose your IIHI to health care plans to insure accurate and timely payments for the services rendered. The law requires that we inform you of our policy regarding the protection of your IIHI through our Privacy Notice. We may already have a consent agreement from you. Please refer to our Privacy Notice for a full explanation of how this office will protect your individually identifiable health information (IIHI).
Thank you for your continued confidence in our practice and for supporting our new requirements.
The following is a statement that allows us the necessary latitude to work within the new requirements.
I have been presented with a Privacy Notice explaining my rights regarding my individually identifiable health information (IIHI). I consent to the use and/or disclosure of my IIHI for purposes of treatment, payment or other health care operations (TPO). Other uses of my IIHI will require an authorization from me for the specific intention of disclosure.