HIPAA Privacy Policy

At Piedmont Partners for Mental Health, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your protected health information (PHI) in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard your PHI.

Information We Collect:

We collect PHI that is necessary for providing mental health services, including but not limited to:

  • Personal information (e.g., name, date of birth, address)
  • Medical history and treatment information
  • Billing and insurance information
  • Any other information necessary for providing mental health care

How We Use Your PHI:

We use your PHI for the following purposes:

  1. Treatment: We may use your PHI to provide you with mental health services, including assessments, therapy sessions, and treatment planning.

  2. Payment: We may use your PHI for billing and reimbursement purposes, including processing insurance claims and obtaining payment for services rendered.

  3. Healthcare Operations: We may use your PHI for administrative purposes, such as quality improvement initiatives, training, and compliance with legal requirements.

Information Sharing:

We may disclose your PHI to:

  • Healthcare providers involved in your treatment
  • Insurance companies for billing and reimbursement purposes
  • Business associates who provide services on our behalf (e.g., billing companies)
  • Other entities as required by law (e.g., public health authorities, law enforcement)

Your Rights:

You have the following rights regarding your PHI:

  1. Right to Access: You have the right to access and obtain a copy of your PHI.
  2. Right to Amend: You have the right to request amendments to your PHI if you believe it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  3. Right to Restrict Disclosure: You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your PHI.
  4. Right to Privacy: We will not disclose your PHI without your authorization, except as permitted or required by law.

Data Security:

We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect the privacy and security of your PHI, including administrative, physical, and technical safeguards.

Changes to Policy:

We reserve the right to update or modify this HIPAA Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be reflected on our website, and we encourage you to review this policy periodically.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or concerns about our HIPAA Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at info@piedmontpartersmh.com.