Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a federal law that was enacted to protect your health and billing information (known as PHI – Protected Health Information) and to create standardized rules and regulations for the transfer of that information. It defines who is allowed access to your information and for what purpose, and outlines circumstances which may require the disclosure of your information without your prior written consent.
HIPAA is complex and can be confusing. All of us at Springfield Clinic care deeply about your privacy, and take our role very seriously as a trusted keeper of your PHI. We want to ensure you know your rights and understand our role in protecting your information.
Below are some of our most commonly received questions regarding HIPAA and your privacy. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Privacy Office at 217.528.7541.