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HIPAA and Facility Privacy Practices

What is HIPAA?

HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA does the following:

  • Provides the ability to transfer and continue health insurance coverage for millions of American workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs
  • Reduces health care fraud and abuse
  • Mandates industry-wide standards for healthcare information on electronic billing and other processes
  • Requires the protection and confidential handling of protected health information

Learn more about HIPAA’s Privacy Guidelines.

HIPAA and facility privacy policies

Your privacy is important to Tanner. At all times we do our utmost to safeguard your private information.

These following brochures and policies serve as reference guides to how we use and disclose your health information and maintain your privacy as we provide you with quality health care.

Privacy practices at our Alabama hospitals and facilities

Privacy practices at our Georgia hospitals and facilities

If you have a question about HIPAA or think your privacy has been violated, please contact Tanner’s privacy or HIPAA security officer.

Blogs

Helping Loved Ones Resistant to Hospice Care
Helping Loved Ones Resistant to Hospice Care

Having a loved one nearing the end of life can be a difficult time for both the patient and their family members. Oftentimes, hospice care is recommended as a way to provide comfort and support during this difficult transition. However, some loved ones may be resistant to hospice care and may not understand the benefits it can provide. By understanding their fears and concerns, answering their questions and more, families can help their loved ones receive the care they need.

Winter Sports Injury? Here’s What to Do
Winter Sports Injury? Here’s What to Do

Maybe your child slips at the ice rink or your teen crashes into another basketball player. Or, you have a hard spill while hiking or hitting the slopes. All it takes is one wrong move for a winter sports injury. While it’s the same for any season, winter does put us at higher risk for injury.

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