At NYC Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, PC, we are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your medical information. This Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices explains how we may use and disclose your medical information and informs you of your rights regarding your protected health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and related regulations.
Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information:
1. Treatment: We may use and disclose your PHI to provide you with medical treatment and coordinate your healthcare with other healthcare providers involved in your treatment.
2. Payment: We may use and disclose your PHI to obtain payment for services provided to you, such as submitting claims to your insurance company or billing you directly.
3. Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose your PHI for healthcare operations purposes, such as quality assessment, auditing, training, and conducting business management activities.
4. Appointment Reminders: We may contact you to provide appointment reminders or to reschedule appointments.
5. Communication with Individuals Involved in Your Care: With your consent, we may disclose your PHI to family members, friends, or others involved in your care or payment for your care.
6. Legal Requirements: We may use or disclose your PHI when required by law, such as in response to a court order or law enforcement request.
7. Public Health Activities: We may disclose your PHI for public health activities, such as reporting communicable diseases or adverse events to the appropriate authorities.
8. Research: In certain circumstances, we may use and disclose your PHI for research purposes, but only with your authorization or in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
1. Right to Access: You have the right to request access to your medical records and obtain copies of your PHI, subject to certain limitations and requirements.
2. Right to Request Amendments: You have the right to request amendments to your medical records if you believe the information is incorrect or incomplete.
3. Right to Request Restrictions: You have the right to request restrictions on how your PHI is used or disclosed for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations. However, we are not obligated to agree to such requests.
4. Right to Request Confidential Communications: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a specific location to preserve your privacy.
5. Right to Request an Accounting of Disclosures: You have the right to request an accounting of certain disclosures of your PHI made by us.
6. Right to File a Complaint: If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you have the right to file a complaint with us or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
1. Maintaining the Privacy of Your PHI: We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your PHI and provide you with this Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices.
2. Right to Revise Notice: We reserve the right to revise or amend this Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices at any time. Any changes will be effective for all PHI we maintain, including information created or received before the revisions.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices or would like to exercise your rights, please contact:
Privacy Officer - Nerri Yushvayev-Cavalier – 718-275-4800/ 561-849-4500, email@example.com
We value your privacy and are committed to safeguarding your protected health information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
Last Updated: July 17, 2023