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HIPPA Notice of Private Practices

 The confidentiality of your personal health information is very important to us. Your health information includes records that we create and obtain when we provide you care, such as a record of your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatments and referrals for further care. It also includes bills, insurance claims, or other payment information that we maintain related to your care. This Notice describes how physical & mental health information about you may be used and disclosed, your rights regarding this information, and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact the OFFICE MANAGER at Phoenix Medical Office.

This Notice describes the privacy practices at Phoenix Medical Office.

We are required by law to:

Maintain the privacy of protected health information as required by law

Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices regarding your health information

Follow the terms of the Notice currently in effect.

How we may use and disclose your health information:

Described as follows are the ways we may use and disclose your health information. Except for the following purposes we will use and disclose your health information only with your written permission. You may revoke such permission at any time by writing to THE OFFICE MANAGER.

Treatment.

We may use and disclose your physical & mental health information for your treatment and to provide you with treatment-related health care services. For example, we may disclose your physical & mental health information to doctors, nurses, technicians, or other personnel, including people outside our office, who are involved in your medical care and need the information to provide you with medical care. We may also share physical & mental health and substance abuse information about you with other healthcare providers, agencies or facilities who are treating you for a medical or psychological condition, in order to provide or coordinate the different things you need, such as prescriptions or types of therapy. We also may disclose mental health information about you to people who may be involved in your continuing mental health or medical care after you leave our practice, such as other health care providers, transport companies, community agencies and family members.
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Payment.

We may use and disclose your physical & mental health information so that others or we may bill and receive payment from you, an insurance company, or a third party for the treatment and services you received. For example, we may give information to your health plan so that they will pay for your treatment.

Health Care Operations. We may use and disclose your physical & mental health information to evaluate and improve our medical care and to operate and manage our office. For example, we may use and disclose information to a peer review organization or a health plan that is evaluating our care. We may also share information with others that have a relationship with you for their health care operation activities.


Appointment Reminders, Treatment Alternatives, and Health-Related Benefits and Services.

We may use and disclose your physical & mental health information to contact you and remind you of your appointment, to tell you about treatment alternatives or health-related benefits and services you could use.

Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care. When appropriate, we may share your physical & mental health information with a person involved in, or paying for, your care (such as your family or a close friend). We may notify your family about your location or condition. Any such disclosure will be limited to information directly related to the person’s involvement in your care. If you are available, we will provide you an opportunity to object before disclosing any such information. If you are unavailable because, for example, you are incapacitated or because of some other emergency circumstance, we will use our professional judgment to determine what is in your best interest regarding any such disclosure.

Disaster Relief.

We may disclose physical & mental health information about you to government entities or private organizations (such as the Red Cross) to assist in disaster relief efforts. If you are available, we will provide you an opportunity to object before disclosing any such information. If you are unavailable because, for example, you are incapacitated, we will use our professional judgment to determine what is in your best interest and whether a disclosure may be necessary to ensure an adequate response to the emergency circumstances.

Research.

We may use and disclose your physical & mental health information for research. For example, a research project may involve comparing the health of patients who received one treatment to those who received another for the same condition. Before we do so, the project needs to go through a special approval process. Even without special approval, we may permit researchers to look at records to help identify patients who may be included in their research, as long as they do not remove or copy any of your physical & mental health information.

As Required by Law.

We will disclose your physical & mental health information when required to do so by international, federal, state or local law.

To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety.

We may use and disclose your physical & mental health information when necessary to prevent a serious threat to the health and safety of you, another person, or the public. Disclosures will be made only to someone who can help prevent or reduce the threat.


​Business Associates.

We may disclose your health information to our business associates that perform functions on our behalf or provide us with services if necessary. For example, we may use another company to perform billing services on our behalf. All of our business associates are obligated to protect the privacy of your information and are not allowed to use or disclose the information for any other purpose than appears in their contract with us.

Organ and Tissue Donation.


If you are an organ donor, we may release mental health information to organizations that handle organ procurement or organ, eye or tissue transplantation or to an organ donation bank, as necessary to facilitate organ or tissue donation and transplantation.

Military and Veterans.

If you are a member of the armed forces, we may release your physical & mental health information as required by military command authorities. If you are a member of a foreign military we may release your physical & mental health information to the foreign military command authority.

Workers Compensation. We may release your physical & mental health and substance abuse information for workers compensation or similar programs that provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness.

Public Health Disclosures.

We may disclose physical & mental health information about you for public health purposes. These purposes generally include the following: (1) preventing or controlling disease (such as cancer and tuberculosis), injury or disability; (2) reporting vital events such as births and deaths; (3) reporting child abuse or neglect; (4) reporting adverse events or surveillance related to food, medications or defects or (5) reporting problems with products; (6) notifying persons of recalls, repairs or replacements of products they may be using; (6) notifying a person who may have been exposed to a disease or may be at risk for contracting or spreading a disease or condition; (7) notifying the appropriate government authority if we believe a patient has been the victim of abuse or neglect and make this disclosure as authorized or required by law; (8) notifying the coroner of a patient’s death; (9) notifying emergency response employees regarding possible exposure to HIV/AIDS, to the extent necessary to comply with state and federal law; (10) notifying multidisciplinary personnel teams relevant to the prevention, identification, management, or treatment of an abused child and the child’s parents or an abused elder or dependent adult.

Health Oversight Activities.

We may disclose your physical & mental health information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These may include audits, investigations, inspections, and licensure. These activities are necessary for the government to monitor the health care system, government programs, and compliance with civil rights laws.