Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Compliance Homepage.  This site provides information to patients, contractors and vendors.
 
For Patients
 
Please read the MIHS Notice of Privacy Practices that describes how MIHS will and will not use your patient information.

We have also included some policies to let you know what protections MIHS has put in place to ensure that your information is protected and what to do in the event that you suspect your information has been used inappropriately.

For Contractors and Vendors

Please read the MIHS False Claims Act policy.  This policy was created to ensure that all employees, vendors, and agents of MIHS know that MIHS is committed to only submitting accurate claims and documents to the Federal and state governments.  This policy is part of the MIHS Compliance Program which is in place to help ensure that MIHS follows the rules related to operating a health care system.  The policy also provides information about safeguards for those who report suspected false claims to the Federal and Arizona governments.  It is our hope that any concerns regarding the submission of a false claim or misleading statement to the Federal or state governments are reported internally to provide MIHS an opportunity to address and correct any identified problems.  However, if a problem is reported externally to the Federal or state government, MIHS is committed to working with those entities to correct and resolve any identified problems.

If you would like to contact the MIHS Compliance Office for any compliance-related matter, please call:

  • Wilma Acosta, Chief Compliance Officer - 602-344-5816

If you have any suggestions for this website, please send those to Wilma Acosta atwilma.acosta@mihs.org

HIPAA Policies and Information

Policy Governing Notice of Privacy Practices
Notice of Privacy Practices - Policy 01308 S

Policies Governing Use or Disclosure of Information
Managing Patient Privacy Complaints 01302 S
Mitigation of Harm Resulting From Unauthorized Use or Disclosure of Protected Health Information 01303 S
Prohibition of Intimidating or Retaliatory Acts
Patient Requests for Records - Policy 01287 S

Compliance Policies and Information
MIHS False Claims Act - Policy 01111 S
MIHS Compliance Program - Policy 01100 S
MIHS Compliance Reporting - Policy 01104 S
MIHS Non-Retaliation - Policy 01105 S
MIHS Employee Hotline - Policy 01106 S
MIHS Employee Hotline Information
Code of Conduct and Ethics

MIHS Code of Conduct (44750)  PDF  Word

Financial Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest in research may occur when outside financial interests compromise, or have the appearance of compromising, the professional judgment of a researcher when designing, conducting, or reporting research.

The MIHS Conflict of Interest Policy (01291 S) seeks to maintain the appropriate balance among all competing interests that have the potential to produce bias in the design, conduct, or reporting of the research or distort technology transfer transactions. The Policy articulates the requirements for researchers to report actual and potential conflicts of interest.

In 2011, the Public Health Service (PHS) released revised financial conflict of interest (FCOI) regulations (42 CFR 50) that apply to any institution receiving funds from a Public Health Service (PHS) entity. Institutions receiving funding from any PHS entity must revise their institutional FCOI policy to be in full compliance with all of the regulations by August 24, 2012. The MIHS FCOI policy, effective August 13, 2012, corresponds with the mandate of this new regulation. MIHS has elected to satisfy the public information requirement by allowing the public to submit their written request for investigators’ FCOI management plans by sending their request to the email address below. MIHS will respond within five business days of the request. Please note that this only pertains to investigators whose significant financial interests are related to PHS-funded research. 

Submit your written request to by completing the public records request form. 

Click the hyperlink to access the Conflict of Interest Policy :
MIHS Policy 1291 S- Conflicts of Interest and Gift Policy 

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