It is the responsibility of Tropics Home Care Services, Inc., to guarantee the privacy of the PHI of clients during and after receiving services through our company. We disclose Confidential Information only on a need to know basis to caregivers, long term insurance companies, and other authorized entities, or individuals involved in your care. We will not in any way divulge, copy, release, sell, alter, or destroy any Confidential Information except as properly authorized by you or as required by law.
Our commitment is to provide the best possible service to our clients and caregivers referred through us and to ensure that confidentiality is held in the highest regards.
We fulfill our commitment by adhering to ethical business practices. We are committed to ethical and legal conducts that are in compliance with federal and state healthcare laws and regulations. To ensure compliance with such laws, Tropics Home Care Services, Inc. developed policies and procedures which serve as guidance.
Tropics has an ethical and legal responsibility to protect personal health information (PHI) in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The privacy rule, which was created under (HIPAA), provides federal protection for personal health information. HIPAA assists individuals in understanding and controlling how their health information is being used and disclosed. PHI is information in electronic or written form that relates to your past, present or future financial, insurance, and health condition.