The plans at Aspire Health Plan are required to abide by the terms of this Notice. This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how Aspire Health Plans may use and disclose your protected health information (PHI) to provide health care coverage for you, to facilitate payment of the health care services provided by your doctor and to support the health care operations of our insurance plan.
Aspire Health Plan provides this notice to you per the requirements of federal law, specifically the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Standards. In addition to HIPAA, other state and federal laws provide you with additional protections for your health information related to treatment for mental health, alcohol and other substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. To the extent that state or federal laws and rules are more stringent that the HIPAA Privacy Standards, we will continue to follow these laws and rules. The law requires Aspire Health Plan to notify you regarding:
- What kind of PHI we collect about you and how we get it
- How we use your PHI
- What kind of PHI we release to other entities and organizations
- How we protect your PHI from unauthorized use and disclosures
- How you can obtain a copy of the PHI we have on file about you
PHI includes your demographic information such as name, address, telephone number, social security number, birth date, and gender. PHI also includes information regarding your health, illnesses, injuries, and information about the medical services provided to you.
Aspire Health Plan collects your PHI from:
- You (when you complete enrollment forms)
- Your prior transactions with Aspire Health Plan Medicare Advantage Plans
- Your physician and other health care providers
- Your transactions with others (your providers, employer, or other health plans)
We may amend this Notice of Privacy Practices periodically and you may obtain a current copy of the Notice by contacting an Aspire Health Plan member service representative or the Privacy Office. We also have this Privacy Notice posted on our Aspire Health Plan member website.
We reserve the right to make the revised or changed Notice effective for PHI that we already have about you as well as for any PHI we receive in the future. We will provide updates of any material change of this Notice, as required by law. If you have any questions about Aspire Health Plan Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact our Privacy hotline at 1-800-810-0176.