Did I get your attention? I may have lured you into reading this under false pretenses, but it's for a good cause! You have rights, darn it, and I want you to know about them!
Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.
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.
Your Rights - When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights.Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
Choose someone to act for you
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
Our Uses and Disclosures
How do we use or share your health information? Typically in the following ways.Treat you - We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks us about your progress in treatment here.
Run our organization - We can use and share your health information to run our practice and contact you when necessary. Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
Bill for your services - We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities. Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
How else can we use or share your health information?Comply with the law - We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.
This blog is a combined effort of practitioners to keep you informed.