Privacy Policy

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW PROTECTED MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GAIN ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

This notice covers all information in our written or electronic records which concerns you, your health care, and payments for your health care. It also covers information we may have shared with other organizations to help us provide your care, get paid for providing care, or manage some of our administrative operations.


ARIZONA ARRHYTHMIA CONSULTANTS (AAC) physicians and staff may use and disclose medical information (protected health information or PHI) about an individual for:
  1. Medical Treatment - i.e.; providing medical care services, sending/coordinating medical care information with other health care providers caring for you, ordering and obtaining off site tests/results, writing prescriptions, etc.
  2. Payment - i.e.; submitting insurance claims on your behalf for treatment rendered.
  3. Health care operations - i.e.; internal business planning activities and quality of care evaluation.


AAC is permitted or required, under specific circumstances, to use or disclose protected health information without the individual's written authorization, including, but not limited to:
  1. Disclosures required by law
  2. Disclosures to avert serious threats to health or safety
  3. Disclosures with reference to workers' compensation or Food and Drug Administration


Other uses and disclosures will be made only with the individual's written authorization, and the individual may revoke such authorization. {Please see below for identifying persons to whom you would allow disclosures of otherwise protected information.}

ARIZONA ARRHYTHMIA CONSULTANTS (AAC) may contact the individual to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to the individual or patient. AAC will routinely contact patients via telephone at home and/or work and, unless otherwise requested, may leave messages on the appropriate voice mail or answering service regarding appointments, test results, etc. We may also send faxes or email if you have designated this option.

Our patients have the following rights regarding their protected health information:
  1. The right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of protected health information. AAC is not required to agree to a requested restriction, however.
  2. The right to receive confidential communications of protected health information, as applicable.
  3. The right to inspect and copy protected health information, as provided in the Privacy Regulation.
  4. The right to amend protected health information, as provided in the Privacy Regulation.
  5. The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of protected health information.
  6. The right to obtain a paper copy of the Notice from the covered entity upon request. This right extends to an individual who has agreed to receive the Notice electronically.


AAC is required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information and to provide individuals with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. AAC is required to abide by the terms of the Notice currently in effect.

AAC reserves the right to change the terms of this Notice. The new Notice provisions will be effective for all protected health information that it maintains. AAC will provide individuals or patients with a revised Notice by posting new regulations in each office.

Individuals may complain to AAC and to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, without fear of
retaliation by the organization, if they believe their privacy rights have been violated. AAC's contact person for matters relating
to complaints is:

Stacey Rorvig - Arizona Arrhythmia Consultants(AAC) Privacy Official
3225 N Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 246-3000

Revised on October 6, 2015