NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU
CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Commitment to Privacy:
Advent Home Medical is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your healthcare information and we are
required by law to maintain the confidentiality of information that identifies you. Any use of healthcare
information beyond the uses described below requires your individual written authorization. The Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) obligates Advent Home Medical to provide you with a
copy of our Privacy Notice, outlining our privacy practices and how we safeguard your health information.
Advent Home Medical abides by the terms of the Privacy Notice currently in effect, and reserves the right
to revise or amend the notice, as needed.
Your Health Information Rights:
Although your health record is the physical property of the health care facility that compiled it, the
information belongs to you. You have the right to:
• Request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of your information
• Obtain a paper copy of the notice of privacy practices
• Inspect and copy your health care record
• Amend your health care record
• Revoke your authorization to use or disclose health information except to the extent that action
has already been taken.
Advent Home medical is required to:
• Maintain the privacy of your health information
• Provide you with a notice as to our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to information
we collect and maintain about you
• Abide by the terms of this notice
• Notify you if we are unable to agree to a requested restriction
• Accommodate reasonable request you may have to communicate health information by
Advent Home Medical reserves the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective
for all protected health information we maintain. Should our information practices change we will send a
revised notice to your address on file. We will not use or disclose your health information without your
authorization, except for treatment, payment and healthcare operations.
Examples of Disclosure for Treatment, Payment, and Healthcare Operations:
We will use your health information for treatment. Information obtained by our company will be
documented in your healthcare record and will be used to provide you with durable medical equipment