HIPAA - Notices of Privacy Practices (NPP)

CovX Labs LLC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions (“CovX Labs”) is required by law to provide you with this Notice of Privacy Practices describing how your medical information may be used and disclosed for diagnosis, treatment, payment, and other purposes required by law. CovX Labs is required to abide by the procedures detailed in this Notice as long as the Notice remains in effect. This Notice also describes how you can get access to your protected health information.CovX Labs is required to follow the terms of this notice until it is replaced. CovX Labs reserves the right to change the terms of the notice at any time and will provide an updated notice of any such changes.CovX Labs LLC strives to provide our customers with the most important information about health, safety, and privacy. We developed the following protocol to inform our customers about the importance of confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI).

This notice delineates how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this
information. Please review it carefully.

Your Rights
This section explains your rights. Please contact us with any questions and concerns you may have.

Get a copy of your records: Ask for a PDF copy of your test result as well as other PHI that was obtained during the process of testing.

Correct your records: Ask us to rectify your health or personal records if you think they are incorrect or incomplete.

Request confidential communication: Ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home phone or mail).

Ask us to limit the information we share: Tell us what information you would like us not to disclose.

Provide access to a trustee: You can choose your legal guardian or someone you trust to make decisions  about your health information.

Get a copy of this notice: Ask us for a paper copy of this notice at any time. 

Our Uses and Disclosures
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) set the standard for patient data protection. CovX is committed to adhering to established rules and regulations. 

Purposes for which CovX Labs may use or disclose your personal health information without your authorization: 

Healthcare Providers’ Treatment Purposes: CovX Labs and its affiliated personnel can use your health information for sample collection and treatment purposes. 

Payment: CovX Labs can use and share your information for payment purposes. For example, CovX Labs may use or disclose your personal health information to provide eligibility information to your doctor when you receive treatment, to pay for claims for covered healthcare services, or to release CovX Labs from any and all liability, injury or damage whatsoever arising from, or in any way connected with, this RT-PCR test. I authorize my medical information herein, including my tests results, to be shared with my physician and insurance. I acknowledge that CovX Labs does not provide medical advice, nor are they responsible for any treatment. The test result is to be discussed with your healthcare professional. I authorize the disclosure of my laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis to my employer, school, organization, group, or to people whom I may have come in close contact with. I hereby give full consent to CovX Labs to use and disclose my health information for payment collection. 

Healthcare Operations: CovX Labs can use and share your health information for CovX Labs’s operations, to improve your care, and to contact you when necessary. For example, CovX Labs or its contractors may use or disclose your personal health information.

(a) to conduct quality assessment and improvement activities
(b) to review applications for services
(c) to engage in care coordination or case management
(d) to manage, plan, or develop CovX Labs’s services and budget
(e) to coordinate services with other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.

Health Services: CovX Labs and its affiliated personnels may contact you to give you information about your test results. 

As Required by Law: CovX Labs can use and share your health information when required by law. For example, CovX Labs is required by law to allow the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to audit CovX Labs records.

Our Responsibilities
CovX Labs is required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected personal health information. We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information. We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy upon request. We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

Changes to the Terms of This Notice
CovX Labs reserves the right to change the terms of the notice at any time and will provide an updated notice of any such changes. Effective Date: February 1, 2021 More information: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.