We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.
To treat you
We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
To run our organization
We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care and contact you when necessary.
Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
To bill for your services
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
To help with public health and safety issues
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
To do research
We can use or share your information for health research.
To comply with the law
We will share information about you if state or federal laws require
it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it
wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
To respond to organ and tissue donation requests
We can share health information about you with organ procurement
To work with a medical examiner or funeral director
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or
funeral director when an individual dies.
To address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:
To respond to lawsuits and legal actions
We can share health information about you in response to a court or
administrative order or in response to a subpoena.
How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html.
For more information see:
Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.
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