Disclosures for Treatment
Disclosures for Treatment, Payment and Health Operations
We will use your health information for treatment. When you receive treatment, the provider will record information in your file and it will be used to determine the course of treatment that will work best for your condition. Copies of your record will be provided to the healthcare provider that will include copies of tests and reports in order to permit quality care. 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 to you.
We will use your health information for payment. A bill may be sent to you or a third-party payer. The information on or accompanying the bill may include information that identifies you, as well as your diagnosis, procedures, and supplies used.
We will use your health information for regular health operations. Members of our quality improvement team may use information in your health record to assess the care and outcomes in your case and others like it. This information will then be used in an effort to continually improve the quality and effectiveness of the healthcare and service we provide.
Business associates: There are some services provided in our organization through contracts with business associates. These may include our billing service, collection agencies, accreditation bodies, consultants, lawyers, and auditors. When these services are contracted, we may disclose your health information to our business associate so that they can perform the job we’ve asked them to do. To protect your health information, however, we require the business associate to appropriately safeguard your information.
Law: We may disclose health information as required by law or in response to a valid subpoena or by law officials during an investigation.
All other uses and disclosures will be made only with your authorization and you may revoke such authorization at any time by giving us written notice.