We understand the importance of privacy and are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of patient medical information. We make a record of the hospice care we provide and may receive medical records from others. We use these records to provide or enable other health care providers to provide quality hospice care, to obtain payment for services provided as allowed by Medicare or by health plans and to enable us to meet our professional and legal obligations to operate this hospice properly. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information, and to notify affected individuals following a breach of unsecured protected health information. This notice describes how we may use and disclose medical information. It also describes patient rights and our legal obligations with respect to medical information. If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact our Privacy Officer.