In addition to maintaining the Corporate Confidentiality Policy, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana is required to comply with the Privacy Regulations as specified under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
In order to ensure compliance with these regulations, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana takes several measures to ensure such compliance, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Employs a Privacy Officer who is responsible for the directing of on-going activities related to the AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana's programs and practices addressing the privacy of member's protected health information (PHI)
- Has a centralized Privacy Office, which is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and support of Privacy-related initiatives conducted at AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana
- Issues copies of AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana's Notice of Privacy Practices to the recently enrolled and existing membership of the health plan, which describes how medical information is used and disclosed, as well as how it can be accessed
- Established and/or enhanced processes for our members to exercise their rights under these regulations, such as requesting access to their PHI, or complaining about AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana's privacy practices