HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices effective April 1, 2014
This section describes how your protected health information may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to the information. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. Use and disclosure of protected health information for the purposes of providing services may occur for the following reasons. State and federal laws allow us to use and disclose your health information for these purposes.
- TREATMENT: I may use and disclose health information to manage or coordinate care with other providers, consultants, or referral sources. If necessary, I will ask you to sign a release of information to specific individuals or agencies.
- PAYMENT: I may use and disclose health information to verify insurance coverage, to process claims, and collect fees.
- HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS: I may use and disclose health information for review of treatment procedures, review of business activities, certification, staff training, compliance and licensing activities
- OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT: I may use and disclose health information for mandated reporting of abuse or neglect, emergencies, threats of suicide or homicide, criminal damage, appointment scheduling, treatment alternatives, disclosures for national security or law enforcement, and as required by law.