MD Labs’ Privacy Policy and Website Security

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY.

On August 21, 1996 Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), designed, among other things, to protect the privacy of patient medical information. This law requires MD Labs to maintain the privacy of protected health information and provide our clients with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. "Protected health information" ("PHI") is medical information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services. The effective date of this MD Labs’ privacy policy is February 28, 2013.

MD Labs is required to abide by the terms of this privacy policy. However, MD Labs reserves the right to amend or to otherwise change the terms of this privacy policy and to include any new privacy provisions that are applicable to all PHI we maintain. Our current privacy policy is always available upon request and is prominently posted on our website at http://www.mdlabs.com

MD Labs will always strive to protect the medical information entrusted to us, and has established policies, procedures and physical mechanisms to sustain this trust.

Testing/Treatment

We may use medical information about you to provide you with medical treatment or services. Since protection of privacy should not interfere with making information available to your treating health care providers, MD Labs provides results of your laboratory tests to your attending and consulting physicians and other health care providers treating you.

Payment

We may use and disclose your PHI so that the treatment and services you receive by MD Labs may be billed to, and payment may be collected from, you, an insurance company, or a third party. In addition, in the process of establishing your benefit eligibility and/or coverage for certain procedures, we may contact your third party payer to assess the benefits you are entitled to receive. In most cases, when you enter into a contract with an insurance company to provide you with health insurance coverage, your agreement may require that we disclose sufficient information for the insurance company to honor the claim.

Third Parties

We may disclose your PHI to a third party with whom we contract to perform services on our behalf. If we disclose your information to a third party, we will have an agreement by them to safeguard your information.

As Required By Law

MD Labs must disclose your PHI if required to do so by federal, state, or local law.

Website Security

MD Labs’ takes pride in maintaining the highest level of security. Our state-of-the-art system is constantly updated and tested, to insure the highest quality of protection. All online transactions are encrypted over Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and online access to your data requires authentication with a unique username and password.

Security Inquiries

If you are ever aware of any unauthorized uses or disclosures of your health information, please contact us immediately. You also have the right to complain to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. If you have any questions or concerns please contact MD Labs:

MD Labs Corporate Headquarters
(775) 391-5221
info@mdlabs.com