The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996. Its primary purpose is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, help providers access patients’ health care information, standardize the way the information is handled, and ensure that patient health information remains strictly confidential.
No issue is more sensitive to people than keeping their personal health information private. Patient confidentiality is a top priority for Boulder Eye Surgeons. The HIPAA law was enacted to provide safeguards for personal health information from disclosure, fraud, and abuse. Health care providers are required by law to notify all patients of the healthcare provider’s privacy practices. By law, no health care can be provided until you acknowledge the receipt of our privacy practices. You can download a copy of our privacy practices in the Patient Forms section below. We apologize for the inconvenience of this additional paperwork in an already complicated health care system. More details about this federal law can be found on the government’s HIPAA website.