Privacy Policy

This notice describes how Health Information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully and sign it. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices concerning protected health information, and to notify affected individuals following a breach of unsecured protected health information ion. We must follow the privacy policies that are described in this notice while it is in effect. This Notice takes effect on 7/20/2020 and will remain in effect until we replace it. We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this notice at any time, provided such changes are permitted by applicable law, and to make new Notice provisions effective for all protected health information that we maintain. When we make a significant change in our privacy practices, we will change this Notice and post the new Notice clearly and prominently at our practice location, and we will provide copies of the new Notice upon request.

We may use and disclose your health information for different purposes, including treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. We have provided a description and an example for each of these categories.

TREATMENT: We may use and disclose your health information for your treatment. For example, we may disclose your health information to a specialist providing treatment to you.

PAYMENT: We may use and disclose your health information to obtain reimbursement for the treatment and services you received from us or another entity involved with your care. Payment activities include billing, collections, claims, management, and determinations of eligibility and coverage to obtain payment from you, an insurance company, or another third party. For example, we may send claims to your dental health plan containing certified health information.

COMMUNICATION: We may use and disclose your health information to help patient end users and their designated family member, representative, or caregiver(s) provide Patient health and other personalized information about the Patient to the Provider through electronic or other means in connection with the services being provided to Patient by Provider and by any other applicable healthcare providers providing services to the Patient (and each of their personnel). Some examples may include but are not limited to scheduling appointments, collecting payments, patient intake forms, photography, and insurance information. The personal information collected is only used by our staff for the purposes defined at the time of the collection or a use that complies with these purposes. We do not share your information with any third parties. The SMS consent obtained by our customer will not be shared as well, with the purpose to avoid affiliate marketing.

HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS: We may use and disclose your health information in connection with your healthcare operations. For example, healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, conducting training programs, and licensing activities.

We may disclose your health information to your family or friends or any other individual identified by you when they are involved in your care or the payment for your care. Additionally, we may disclose information about you to a patient representative. If a person has the authority by law to make health care decisions for you, we will treat that patient representative the same way we would treat you concerning your health information.

Disaster Relief: We may use or disclose your health information to assist in disaster relief efforts Required by Law. We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.

Public Health Activities: We may disclose your health information for public health activities, including disclosures to:
-Prevent or control disease, injury, or disability
-Report Child or Elder abuse or neglect
-Report reactions to medication or problems with products or devices
-Notify a person of a recall, repair, or replacement of products or devices
-Notification of a person who may have been exposed to a disease or condition
-Notify the appropriate government authority if we believe a patient has been the victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic

National Security: We may disclose to military authorities the health information of Armed Forces personnel under certain circumstances. We may disclose to authorized federal officials health information required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities. We may disclose to correctional institutions or law enforcement officials having lawful customary the protected health information of an inmate or patient

Secretary of HHS: We will disclose your health information to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services when required to investigate or determine compliance with HIPAA.