Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a law passed by Congress in part to protect patient privacy with regards to medical records and to control the flow of health information. Also, HIPAA was designed to lower administrative costs by setting standards for the filing and processing of insurance claims. HIPAA regulations affect people at all levels of healthcare, including patients and their physicians.
If you have a question or complaint about your privacy rights, please file a grievance form with the site manager of the clinic where you encountered a problem, or contact the Privacy Officer for USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas PLLC at (214) 493-4000. Should the Privacy Officer be unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you may contact the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.