How do we help you by sharing your health information?

We use or share your health information in the following ways.

Treatment

We enable you to update your health information and share it with your healthcare providers and other healthcare professionals who are treating you.

Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.

Improve Clinic Visits

We enable you to share your health information with the goal to remove physician visit paperwork, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.

Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.

Billing

We enable you to share your health plan information with your healthcare providers in order to assist them in billing your health plan for reimbursement for the care you receive as well as determine your payment responsibility.

Example: We share your health insurance plan information to your healthcare providers so it will pay for your services and determine your personal payment responsibility for a doctor visit.

Our Responsibilities

  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
  • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
  • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
  • We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time.

For more information:  www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.