Patient Privacy Policy

        Astoria Oral Surgery enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule (“Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” of 1996)) which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information.

     This law was made improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes.

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