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HIPAA Policy

Effective Date: 9/17/2023

Jonathan
Jonathan
2024-03-24
Friendly and helpful people!!!
Sabrina Muta
Sabrina Muta
2024-03-22
Emily was truly amazing to me I would definitely recommend her she goes above and beyond for you.
Marylee Eayrs
Marylee Eayrs
2024-03-20
I had to get my hearing aids, turned up. I didn’t know how to do it. I have Parkinson’s, and I shake too bad thought I was going dead from my hearing aids even with my hearing aids in and that patient Care person Emily turned them up for me now I can hear the whipper whale.
Carla Serban
Carla Serban
2024-03-14
Linda Galland and her staff are wonderful! If you think you may have hearing loss, don’t wait to have your hearing checked. Call today! You want to hear what you’re missing.
Sabrina Shaddon
Sabrina Shaddon
2024-03-13
Emily was outstanding and helps us with all our questions we had!! Thank you
YMFScarOfficial
YMFScarOfficial
2024-03-13
Emily is such an amazing and hard worker
Arleen Mcclean
Arleen Mcclean
2024-01-11
I highly recommend Able Hearing! I've worn hearing aids for years and find my latest pair is the best so far. They do a great job testing, fitting and servicing the products they sell. Don't be.fooled by those over the counter, cheaper 'solutions'! If you want something that works well and is customized to you, it's worth it to visit Able Hearing for a free hearing evaluation. Getting the right fitting on your first hearing aid is crucial! Don't miss out on life...your hearing is worth it.
Willaim Beane
Willaim Beane
2024-01-06
Good service and friendly people. They have great customer service and understand working with the customer.
Robert Hargitt
Robert Hargitt
2024-01-04
My wife and I have had a very positive experience with the ladies at the Oregon City Able Hearing office. They are very knowledgeable and professional and a joy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone in need of hearing assistance.

Able Hearing Oregon City is committed to protecting the privacy and security of health information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its implementing regulations. This HIPAA Policy outlines our practices and procedures for safeguarding protected health information (PHI) and our commitment to maintaining HIPAA compliance.

Definitions

  1. Protected Health Information (PHI): PHI includes any individually identifiable health information held or transmitted by Able Hearing Oregon City, regardless of the form or medium.
  2. Covered Entity: Able Hearing Oregon City is considered a “covered entity” under HIPAA and is required to comply with the relevant regulations.

Privacy Rule

Able Hearing Oregon City adheres to the Privacy Rule under HIPAA, which governs the use and disclosure of PHI. The following are key aspects of our Privacy Rule compliance:

  1. Notice of Privacy Practices: We provide a Notice of Privacy Practices to individuals describing how their PHI may be used and disclosed and their rights regarding their health information.
  2. Authorization: We obtain written authorization from individuals before using or disclosing their PHI, except for purposes permitted or required by law.
  3. Minimum Necessary Rule: We use, disclose, or request only the minimum amount of PHI necessary to accomplish the intended purpose of the use, disclosure, or request.

Security Rule

Able Hearing Oregon City complies with the Security Rule under HIPAA, which sets standards for protecting PHI in electronic form. Our Security Rule compliance includes:

  1. Risk Analysis: We conduct regular risk assessments to identify and address potential security risks to PHI.
  2. Administrative Safeguards: We implement administrative policies and procedures to manage the selection, development, implementation, and maintenance of security measures to protect PHI.
  3. Physical Safeguards: We implement physical security measures to restrict access to facilities and equipment that contain PHI.
  4. Technical Safeguards: We use technical measures, such as access controls, audit controls, and encryption, to protect electronic PHI from unauthorized access or disclosure.

Breach Notification

In the event of a breach of unsecured PHI, Able Hearing Oregon City will follow the appropriate breach notification requirements as outlined in HIPAA. We will promptly notify affected individuals and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as required.

Employee Training and Education

We provide ongoing training and education to all employees and workforce members who handle PHI to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities and obligations under HIPAA.

Complaints and Reporting

Individuals have the right to file complaints if they believe their privacy rights under HIPAA have been violated. Able Hearing Oregon City has established procedures for addressing and investigating such complaints.

Policy Review and Updates

This HIPAA Policy is subject to regular review and updates to ensure compliance with any changes in the law or best practices.

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