Privacy Calculator – Question 1

Do you pay cash for all your medical care?

Yes

If you answered yes, you can have more control over who sees or uses your information. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 secured your right to block information from being shared with a health plan if you pay cash in full.  Use our Private Pay Form when paying cash to be sure your doctor follows this new protection.  You should also use our Right to Consent Form with each provider, whether you pay cash or not, to be clear about what parts of your sensitive health information you want to share. Giving or withholding your explicit consent helps control who sees your most sensitive data.

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No

If you answered no and you use any third party to pay for treatment (a health plan or health insurer), your health record will be shared with the insurer for claims payment. Once a health plan has your information they can use it for many other purposes without your consent. Learn More.

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