This Web Site is designed for information purposes only and is not intended to render medical advice or professional services.
While most articles are written by staff members or our Providers, the Web Master has no medical training. The information provided through this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider. If you feel you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1 immediately.
Medical Information Policy
Any medical or health advice provided and hosted on this Site will only be given by medically trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that a piece of advice offered is from a non-medically qualified individual or organization.
This Site does not host or receive funding from advertising.
Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical/health Web Site, including their identity, is respected by this Web Site. The Web Site owners will honour or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the United States. Millennium Physician Group is committed to protecting our patient’s Protected Health Information and will abide by all HIPAA laws.
What does HIPAA stand for?
HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and includes six complex regulations that aim at standardizing health care transactions, code sets, patient privacy and security. HIPAA compliance is the responsibility of everyone who works with Millennium Physician Group, including employees, physicians and volunteers.
Who may access confidential information?
Only those people who need access for business reasons and who have been authorized to receive it.
What information about a patient must be kept confidential?
Essentially any information that is patient-identifiable, even the patient’s address, is confidential and must be protected. This includes diagnoses, test results and billing information. Only when the patient has agreed may it be used or disclosed for specific purposes.
Where can I learn more about HIPAA?
You can learn more by visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa or www.hipaasummit.com.
Our Privacy Practices & Complaints
For more information on our Privacy Practices, as well as how to file a Privacy Complaint, please click here.