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News at Signature OB/GYN
Welcome to our newsletter and hot topics section. Within this page we will share with you articles of interest in women's healthcare and information about our practice and it's employees. Our hope is that this will allow you to get to know us better, and that the collection of articles will become a growing resource of information so our patients can refer back to from time to time.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - Privacy Rule
To Our Valued Patients:
Signature OB/GYN 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, Drs. Mayer, Hogan and Associates complies will privacy rule’s standards for protecting the confidentiality of your health information.
This new regulation protects virtually all patients regardless of where they live or where they receive their health care. Every time you see a physician, or are admitted to the hospital, fill a prescription, or send 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 email are also protected by the privacy rule.
Please let us know if you have any questions about our Notice of Privacy Practices. You may contact Judi Cuttler, Administrator, at (410) 997-0580 to discuss any questions you may have.
Please remember to do your monthly breast exam. This helps you to become familiar with your normal breast structure and will enable you to detect any changes. Mothers, teach your daughter this procedure as soon as they start to develop.