City of Freeport | 200 W. 2nd Street | Freeport, TX 77541
Phone: (979) 233-3526 | Fax: (979) 233-8867 (fax)
Can City of Freeport give my protected health information to others?
Yes. City of Freeport can share your protected health information with other people or organizations. City of Freeport will share your protected health information only when necessary for payment or health care operations, when required or allowed by law or when authorized by you.
Payment and Health Care Operations
City of Freeport is allowed to share information needed to collect payment from you or to make a payment decision on a claim. For example, City of Freeport or its claim administrator may share information with another health plan to decide if an expense is payable from your health flexible spending account.
In addition to payment, City of Freeport is allowed to share your protected health information for health care operations. Health care operations are the business functions that City of Freeport performs to administer the health flexible spending account. They include things like quality assessment and improvement, activities necessary to renew the health flexible spending account, legal services, auditing functions including fraud and abuse compliance programs, business planning and development, business management and general administrative activities. For example, City of Freeport must share your enrollment information with our claims administrator so they can pay your claims.
When Required or Permitted by Law
City of Freeport may share your protected health information, as described below, when it is required or allowed by law.
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