At Echo Drugs (Echo Care Specialty Pharmacy), we pride ourselves on this simple fact: taking personal care of our patients and tailoring that care to their needs is paramount! We understand that each patient’s care is unique. That is why we work with each and every patient and their providers, to address their needs. We personalize our approach to every case and situation.
We strive to provide our patients with the best quality of services, pursuant to the highest level of ethical, clinical, legal and business standards. We are committed to avoiding even the slightest appearance of dishonesty or wrongdoing. We are determined to have all of our personnel adhere to the highest ethical and legal standards in all of their dealings with patients, health care providers, companies with whom we do business, government entities to whom we report, and the public and private entities from whom reimbursement for services is sought and received. We proudly maintain and adhere to the Compliance Program, which supports our mission.
We constantly look for new and progressive ways to improve our customers’ experiences, by utilizing new technologies, clinical and treatment advances, and any other tools, which support our mission.
Echo Care Specialty Pharmacy is independently owned and operated by pharmacists with clinical knowledge in complex disease management therapy. Prescriptions for patients are filled in a quick and timely manner, with insurance claims billed accurately to payors and assistance programs. Our healthcare team of clinical pharmacists, case managers, and technicians are here to answer questions from patients and caregivers on issues of insurance claims and any other pertinent needs for patients’ well-being. We are available by phone, email, and in person.
In the USA, some of the prescribed medicines are only supplied by authorized pharmacies to prevent misusage of these essential drugs. These curable drugs are available only at a few prominent and selected pharmacies that are officially acknowledged by the leading pharmaceutical manufacturers. A higher set of standards that includes patient education, clinical expertise, and treatment monitoring & support are ethically practiced in order to accredit a leading pharmacy with approval of selling limited distribution drugs. Echo Drugs Pharmacy in New York is extremely proud to be one of the limited drug distribution pharmacies in the USA, authorized to sell prescribed oncology drugs to needy patients. We practice ethical pharmaceutical standards that have helped us in winning over the trust of reputed pharmaceutical manufacturers.
With our persistent and ongoing efforts, we have earned distinction with patient and provider support & interaction. Due to our sheer goodwill in the industry, renowned pharmaceutical manufacturers select us time to time whenever they launch a limited drug distribution drug in the market because of our:
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
The Heath Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) is a federal program that requires that all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the patient, significant new rights to understand and control how your health information is used. HIPAA provides for covered entities that misuse personal heath information.
As required by HIPAA, we have prepared this explanation of how we are required to maintain the privacy of your heath information and how we may use and disclose your health information.
We are required by law to:
We may use and disclose your medical records only for each of the following purposes: treatment, payment and health care operations.
We may also create and distribute de-identified health information by removing all references to individually identifiable information. We may also conduct fundraising for our benefit.
We may contact you to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest you.
Any other uses and disclosures will be made only with your written authorization. You may revoke such authorization in writing and we are required to honor and abide by that written request, except to the extent that we have already taken actions relying on your authorization.
You have the following rights with respect to your protected health information, which you an exercise by presenting a written request to the Privacy Officer:
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information.
This notice is effective as of January 1, 2000 and we are required to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices currently in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of our Notice of Privacy practices and to make the new notice provisions effective for all protected health information that we maintain. We will post and you may request a written copy of a revised Notice of Privacy Practices from this office.
You may recourse if you feel that your privacy protections have been violated. You have the right to file a formal, written complaint with us at the address below, or with the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, about violations of the provisions of this notice or the policies and procedures of our office. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
Please contact us for more information:
260 Broadway #1
Brooklyn, NY 11211
For more information about HIPAA or to file a complaint:
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
(877) 696-6775 (Toll Free)