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Notice of Privacy Practices

     This Notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
     Med Advocates values our relationship with you, and we know that respect for your privacy is the foundation of that relationship. We are committed to protecting the privacy of your Protected Health Information (PHI) that is in our possession and only using and disclosing your PHI as necessary to provide you with the best service that we can to obtain low-cost prescriptions for you. PHI is any information that we possess, use and disclose that identifies you and relates to your past, current, or future physical and mental health condition or illness and health care services that have been provided to you.

Uses and Disclosures of Protected Information
    Under applicable law, we are required to protect the privacy of your individual health information, information we refer to in this Notice as “Protected Health Information” (PHI). We are also required to provide you with this Notice regarding our policies and procedures relative to your PHI and to abide by the terms of this Notice, as it may be updated from time to time.
     We may obtain your PHI information to help with the service we offer and to document pertinent information in your records that may assist us in managing your involvement in our program as well as patient assistance programs that provide prescribed medications to you. Such use and disclosure may take place by providing, coordinating, or helping to obtain prescription medications for you by consulting with your pharmacist, physician, other specialist, or a representative of a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
     Such use and disclosure may also take place while conducting quality assessment and improvement reviews and/or training; reviews and compliance activities; and planning, developing, managing and administering the basis of our business, namely conducting a pharmaceutical assistance service.
     We may use and disclose your PHI when we contact a physician or his or her staff or a representative of a pharmaceutical company to determine, process, or gather information necessary to complete applications for prescription assistance programs on your behalf.
     We store some of your PHI in electronic computer files, both in our office and with a reputable records management company, and employ other precautions to safeguard the integrity of your PHI. In spite of these precautions, it is possible but unlikely that a computer crash or other technological failure could cause the loss of data. Reasonable safeguards are employed to protect your PHI stored on electronic media or in paper files within our office.
     We reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice and to make new Notice provisions effective for all PHI we maintain. You may receive a copy of this Notice by contacting us as set out below.
     If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you may complain to us at the location set out below or to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20201. You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint.
     In preparing this Notice, we made every effort to comply with this HIPAA requirement. Also, we want to advise you that in addition to the privacy and other rights given to you by HIPAA, our state may from time to time enact laws that also provide you privacy and other rights in relation to your health care and your PHI.
     Please consult with Med Advocates if you have any questions or want more information concerning your health care and privacy rights under HIPAA or the laws of our state, or our privacy practices.

You may contact us at:
Med Advocates
6216 Washington Ave, Ste C2
Mount Pleasant WI 53406
Phone Toll Free:  (800) 273-1842