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We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting medical information about you. We create a record of care and services you receive from our providers. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This notice applies to all of the records of your care generated by our providers. This applies whether the care was provided in our office, in the hospital, in a nursing facility, over the phone or in any other manner.
This notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose medical information about you. We also describe your right and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information. We are required to abide by the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices, but reserve the right to change the Notice at any time. Any change in the terms of this Notice will be effective for all Protected Health Information (PHI) that we are maintaining at that time. If a change is made to this Notice, a copy of the revised Notice will be provided to all covered individuals.
The Law requires us to:
The following categories describe different ways that we use and disclose medical information without your consent or authorization. Not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all of the ways we are permitted to use and disclose information will fall within one of the categories.
For Treatment We may use medical information about you to provide and coordinate your health care by a doctor, hospital or other health care provider. We may disclose medical information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, medical students, or other personnel who are involved in taking care of you.
For Payment We may use and disclose medical information about you so that the treatment and services you receive may be billed to and payment may be collected from you, an insurance company or a third party.
For Health Care Operations We may use and disclose medical information about you for health care operations. Health Care Operations refers to the basic functions necessary to operate a medical group. These uses and disclosures are necessary to make sure that all of our patients receive quality care.
As Required by Law We will disclose medical information about you when required to do so by federal, state, or local law.
Business Associates To a Business Associate as part of a contracted agreement to perform services for the medical group.