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|CLIENT/ PATIENT RIGHTS POLICY|
|Although we are not a treatment center ourselves, About-Addiction.com strives to adhere to the high standards set forth for drug/alcohol treatment programs which stipulate the following regulations. In accordance with prevailing state and national licensing and accreditation standards, each participant receiving services from an alcohol and/or drug program shall have rights which include, but are not limited to, the following:
Any complaints regarding violation of client rights should be directed to that pertinent state department for alcohol and drug treatment license. See State Substance Abuse Agencies for further information.
|About-Addiction.com Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center affiliated programs do not discriminate in the provision of services on the basis of ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, color or disability, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Section 2000d, Title 42, United States Code), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 794, Title 29, United States Code); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Section 12132, Title 42, United States Code); and per relevant State regulations wherein a About-Addiction.com Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center operates.|
|Each About-Addiction.com Alcohol and Drug Treatment program maintains an ongoing policy and plan of accessibility, which conforms to federal and state requirements. It is About-Addiction.coms goal to have all of its services accessible to those individuals meeting the admission criteria. Each referral from About-Addiction.com will strive to provide certain program accessibility plans in attempts to cover the following potential barriers:
Reasonable accommodations are provided, as needed, to enable qualified individuals to access a programs operations and services. For more information, contact the particular facilitys intake department.
|BILLING & PAYMENT POLICY|
|The client/patient and/or financial guarantor obligates himself/herself to pay the About-Addiction.com Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program Facility in accordance with the agreed rates and terms, notwithstanding the assignment of health coverage (call the intake department regarding treatment rates, expected deductibles and co-pays). Pharmacy/prescriptions may also need separate insurance coverage and/or payment arrangements.|
|The client/patient must understand that it is the sole responsibility of the subscriber/guarantor to know what his/her insurance benefits are, and if the policy is in effect. The programs business office will make every effort to verify the insurance and to obtain the benefits from the insurance company. No employee or anyone affiliated with About-Addiction.com Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program will, or can be held responsible for knowing what a clients insurance will or will not cover. This includes benefits that may have been quoted by the insurance company.The business office will bill your insurance as a courtesy to you and make every effort to obtain payment. However, all or any portion of the bill that is not paid by the insurance carrier is the sole responsibility of the client and/or the guarantor. Benefits that are quoted by the insurance company may only reflect coverage charges and not 100% of the billed charges. Benefit quotations are subject to the members eligibility at the time benefits were requested and any quotations are not a guarantee of benefit coverage or of member eligibility until actual insurance payment for services is received. All anticipated uninsured/non-covered charges and projected co-payments are expected to be paid upon admission. No interest will accrue to current accounts. Any and all unpaid portions of an account may be referred to a collection agency at thirty (30) days past due. If referred to collections, all interest and legal fees will be the responsibility of the debtor/guarantor.|
|WEB SITE VISITOR INFORMATION PRACTICES POLICY|
|When you browse through any website, certain information about your visit can be collected. We automatically collect and store the following information:
We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.Personally Provided Information:
|CONFIDENTIALITY & SECURITY POLICY|
|About-Addiction.com Alcohol and Drug Treatment Organization and its Rehabilitation programs have a primary policy and responsibility to strictly adhere to protecting the security and confidentiality of its clients/patients personal health information. About-Addiction.com Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program and its employees will not release any information without a specified written consent from the client/patient and/or only if such disclosure is permitted under legally concise elements of current federal laws including:
Each staff member is dedicated to upholding these standards in all verbal, written or electronically transmitted communications and records. All About-Addiction.com Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center staff, clients (patients), family members, and visitors sign a confidentiality agreement to safeguard patient/client identity and other personal protected health information.
|NOTICE OF HEALTH INFORMATION PRACTICES|
|This notice describes how information about our client/patient may be used and/or disclosed and how this information is accessed. Please review it carefully.Understanding Your Health Record/Information:
Each time you visit a health care facility, physician, or other healthcare provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains information about your health history, symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often referred to as your client/patient or medical record, serves as a:
Understanding what is in your record and how your health information is used helps you to:
Your Health Information Rights:
We will not use or disclose your health information without your authorization, except as described in this notice.
|NOTICE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PATIENT RECORDS|
|The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records maintained by this program is protected by federal law and regulations (per 42 CFR, Chapter 1, Part 2). Generally, the program may not say to a person outside the program that a patient attends the program, or disclose any information identifying a patient as an alcohol or drug abuser unless:
Federal law and regulations do not protect any information about a crime committed by a patient either at the program or against any person who works for the program or about any threat to commit such a crime.Federal laws and regulations do not protect any information about suspected child abuse or neglect from being reported under State law to appropriate state or local authorities.
Violation of the federal law and regulations by a program is a crime. Suspected violations may be reported to appropriate authorities in accordance with federal regulations.
|INDIVIDUAL RIGHT TO ACCESS PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION|
|The individual patient/client has a right to access, inspect and obtain a copy of his/her protected health information (pursuant to 45 CFR Part 164.524) for as long as that designated record set is maintained by the facility. Access will be accorded within 30 days of the request, except in where legally specified reasons for denial exist. If access is denied for cause, such denial may be reviewed and appealed.For further HIPAA-relevant Privacy information see the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) CMS website.We reserve 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 post a revised notice to this website.|