Notice of Privacy Practices for Original Medicare
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule requires a covered entity provide a notice of its privacy practices. The notice describes the ways in which the covered entity may use and disclose protected health information (PHI) and individuals’ rights, including filing a complaint if they believe their privacy rights have been violated.
Medicare publishes its notice in the yearly “Medicare & You” handbook. CMS mails the handbook to Medicare households in the fall. To get an electronic copy, visit www.medicare.gov/medicare-and-you