The misuse of Personal Health Information (PHI) has been identified as a national problem causing patients inconvenience and aggravation. Audiology Consultants of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) wants you to know that all of our employees and managers continually undergo training so that they may understand and comply with government rules and regulations regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with particular emphasis on the “Privacy Rule”. We strive to achieve the very highest standards of ethics and integrity in performing services for our patients. It is our policy to properly determine appropriate use of PHI in accordance with the governmental rules, laws, and regulations. We want to ensure that our practice never contributes in any way to the growing problem of improper disclosure of PHI. As part of this plan we have implemented a Compliance Program that we believe will help us prevent any inappropriate use of PHI.