Best IV Therapy HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
This HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (the "Notice") contains important information regarding your medical information Best IV Therapy is required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, to provide individuals with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information, and to notify affected individuals following a breach of unsecured protected health information. You have the right to receive a paper copy of this Notice and may ask us to give you a copy of this Notice at any time. If you have any questions about this Notice please contact the person listed at the bottom of this Notice. We may, however, change our privacy practices and the terms of this Notice in the future, and those changes may affect all health information maintained by us. If our privacy practices change, we will prominently post our revised Notice on our web site.
HIPAA generally permits use and disclosure of your health information without your permission for purposes of health care treatment, payment activities and health care operations. These uses and disclosures are more fully described below. Please note that this Notice does not list every use or disclosure, instead it gives examples of the most common uses and disclosures.
PERMITTED USES AND SHARING OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION:
Treatment: We will use and share your health information to ensure you are provided medical treatment and services. For example, we may share your health information with a doctor or hospital that is providing you health care.
Health Care Operations: We will use and share your health information for our operations that are authorized by law. For example, we may share your health information with an outside contractor to audit the compliance of our operations with regulations.
Legal Requirements: We will share health information about you when required to do so by federal or state law.
To Avoid Harm: We may use or share your health information to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of others such as in abuse, neglect, or domestic violence situations, or for law enforcement purposes.
Health Oversight Activities: We may share your health information with a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These activities may include, for example, audits, investigations, and inspections.
Lawsuits and Disputes: We may share your health information in response to a valid judicial or administrative order.
Marketing and Sale of Health Information: We will not use or disclose your health information for marketing purposes, or sell your health information, without your written Authorization.
Business Associates: We may disclose your medical information to our business associates. We have contracted with entities (defined as "business associates" under HIPAA) to help us administer our services. We will enter into contracts with these entities requiring them to only use and disclose your health information as we are permitted to do so under HIPAA.
Other uses and disclosures not described in this Notice will be made only with your written authorization.
YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION RIGHTS:
Right to See and Get a Copy of Your Health Information: You may see and get a copy of your health information and billing records by making a written request to Best IV Therapy (Best IV Therapy). We can only provide those records that were created for or on behalf of Best IV Therapy.
Right to be Notified Following a Breach of Your Unsecured Health Information: Best IV Therapy is required by law to notify you following a breach of your unsecured health information. This notice will describe the circumstances of what happened and the information that was inappropriately used or disclosed. You may receive this notice in the mail, or if you have elected to receive communications from us by email, through an email sent to the email address that we have on file for you.
Right to Request that We Correct Your Health Information: If you feel that the health information we have provided to you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend the information by making a written request to us. In certain cases, we may deny your request to amend your information.
Right to a List of Disclosures Made of Your Health Information: You have the right to a list of those instances in which we have shared your health information, other than for treatment, payment, and health care operations, or other than when you specifically authorized us to share your information. Your request must be in writing to us.
Right to Request that Your Health Information be Communicated in a Confidential Manner: You may request that we contact you in a specific way, for example, home or office phone, or to send mail to a different address. We will consider all reasonable requests, and will agree to your request if you tell us you would be in danger if we did not.
Right to Request that We Not Use or Share Your Health Information: You have the right to request that we not use or share your health information for treatment, payment, or health care operations. This would include your right to request that we not share your information with persons involved in your care except when specifically authorized by you. Your request must be in writing to us, and we will consider your request but we are not legally required to agree to it.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REPORT A PROBLEM:
If you have questions about your privacy rights, would like additional information about something in this Notice, or would like to file a complaint because you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may contact the person listed at the bottom of this Notice.
You may also file a complaint with the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services at:
Secretary/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights; 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201
You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint.
This Notice is effective as of June 18, 2020
Your written authorization is required for: most uses and disclosures of psychotherapy notes; uses and disclosures of PHI for marketing purposes; and disclosures that are a sale of PHI. You may revoke your authorization at any time, but you cannot revoke your authorization if we have already acted on it.
We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal and we are committed to protecting your medical information.
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices Acknowledgment Form
I acknowledge that I have received the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (the "Notice") from Best IV Therapy and that I have been provided an opportunity to review it. I understand that:
- I have certain rights to privacy regarding my protected health information.
- Best IV Therapy can and will use my health information for purposes of my treatment, payment for treatment and health care operations.
- The Notice explains in more detail how Best IV Therapy may use and share my protected health information for other purposes.
- I have the rights regarding my protected health information listed in the Notice.
- Best IV Therapy has the right to change the Notice from time to time and I can obtain a current copy of the Notice by contacting the person listed in the Notice or viewing the current Notice on Best IV Therapy website.