Patient Privacy Information (HIPAA)
Basically, except for disclosure of information required by law or for billing purposes or patent management nothing can be disclosed without the signature of the patient as well as the signature of the aliening information transfer will take at least 1 day to complete and transferred by mail unless you request in writing an alternative method. Signatures must be in writing on regular paper and electronic options including faxes and e-mail are not acceptable. For release of your information by our office, paper copies of a signature are as valid as the original.
The notice below will explain how we may use and disclose your medical information, our objections and disclosure of your medical information, and your rights related to any medical information that we have about you. This notice applies to the medical records that are generated in or by our office. The office Privacy Site Coordinator Is ww.DOCCARE.com. via his phone 813 415 0100 or our office phone or address.
With a few exceptions, we are required to obtain your authorization for the use or discloser of the information. We have listed some of the reasons why we might use or disclose your medical information and some examples of the types of uses and disclosures below. Not every use or disclosure is covered.
In addition to the office, the following persons will also follow the practice described in this Notice of Privacy Practices: Any health care professional who is authorized to enter Information in you medical information for treatment, payment or healthcare operations as they are described in this Notice of Privacy Practices.
Use and Discloser of Medical Information
We may use or disclose medical information about you regarding your treatment, payment for service or for healthcare operations. We may also disclose your protected health care Information for the treatment activities of another provider the payment activities of another provider or covered entity, and certain limited healthcare operations of another covered entity.
For Treatment: To provide you with medical treatment or services, we may need to use or disclose information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians or other healthcare personnel who are involved in your treatment. For example a doctor may need to know what drugs you are allergic to before prescribing medications. We may also disclose medical information about you to people who may be involved in your medical care after you leave the office such as home agencies, your family, a friend. Hospice employees, long term care facilities, and, if you request, your clergy member.
For Payment: We may use and disclose your medical information to bill and receive payment for the treatment that your receive here. We may also ask your insurance company for prior approval for a service to determine whether the insurance company will pay for the service.
Uses and Disclosures of Medical Information that do not require your authorization: We can disclose health information about you without your authorization when there is a potential emergency, when we are required by law or statute, or when there are substantial communication barriers to obtaining authorization for you. Further we may disclose your health information without your authorization in any of the following circumstances:
When necessary to contact you to provide: appointment notices, simple messages left nothing test results OK, simple generic or routine management instructions delivered by e-mail or voice mail as a reply to your e-mail or voice mail or recent health management, when it is required by law, or required by regulation or statutes for public health activates, such as mandated disease reporting, etc. When reporting information about victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence; When disclosing information for the purpose of health oversight activates, such as adults, investigations, licensure or actions or legal proceedings or actions and activity with a pharmacy relating to your potential medication. When disclosing information for law enforcement purposes, for instance, to locate or identify a suspect, fugitive, witness or missing person or regarding a victim of a crime who can not give authorization because of incapacity; When disclosing information about deceased persons to medical examiners, concerns, and funeral directors; When disclosing or using information for organ and tissue donation purposes; When we believe in good faith that the disclosure is necessary to avert a serious health or safety threat to you or to the public’s safety.