Effective January 1, 2017

Jenners Chiropractic Clinic

5093 Front Street

Jenners Pa 15546

 

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

 

This Notice of Privacy describes how we may use and disclose your Protected Health Information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law.  It also describes your rights to access and control your PHI.  “Protected Health Information” is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health condition and related health care services.  PLEASE REVIEW THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY.

 

Uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information

Treatment:  We may use and disclose Health Information for your treatment and to provide you with treatment-related health care services. For example, we may disclose Health Information to doctors, nurses, technicians, or other personnel, including people outside our office, who are involved in your medical care and need the information to provide you with medical care.

Payment: We may use and disclose Health Information so that we or others may bill and receive payment from you, an insurance company or a third party for the treatment and services you received. For example, we may give your health plan information about you so that they will pay for your treatment.

Health Care Operations: We may use and disclose medical information about you to operate this medical practice We also may share information with other entities that have a relationship with you (for example, your health plan) for their health care operation activities

Appointment Reminders: We may use and disclose Health Information to contact you to remind you that you have an appointment with us.

 

Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care: When appropriate, we may share Health Information with a person who is involved in your medical care or payment for your care, such as your family or a close friend.

 

Special Situations

 

As Required by Law. We will disclose Health Information when required to do so by international, federal, state or local law.

Business Associates. We may disclose Health Information to our business associates that perform functions on our behalf or provide us with services if the information is necessary for such functions or services.

Workers’ Compensation. We may release Health Information for workers’ compensation or similar programs. These programs provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness.

 

Other uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information not covered by this Notice or the laws that apply to us will be made only with your written authorization. If you do give us an authorization, you may revoke it at any time by submitting a written revocation to our Privacy Officer and we will no longer disclose Protected Health Information under the authorization. But disclosure that we made in reliance on your authorization before you revoked it will not be affected by the revocation

 

Your Health Information Rights

 

You have the following rights regarding Health Information we have about you:

 

Right to Inspect and Copy. You have a right to inspect and copy Health Information that may be used to make decisions about your care or payment for your care. This includes medical and billing records. To inspect and copy this Health Information, you must make your request, in writing, to Info@JennersChiropracticClinic.com.

 

Right to an Electronic Copy of Electronic Medical Records. If your Protected Health Information is maintained in an electronic format (known as an electronic medical record or an electronic health record), you have the right to request that an electronic copy of your record be given to you or transmitted to another individual or entity.

Right to Get Notice of a Breach. You have the right to be notified upon a breach of any of your unsecured Protected Health Information.

Right to Amend. If you feel that Health Information we have is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend the information. You have the right to request an amendment for as long as the information is kept by or for our office. To request an amendment, you must make your request, in writing, to Info@JennersChiropracticClinic.com.

Right to an Accounting of Disclosures. You have the right to request a list of certain disclosures we made of Health Information for purposes other than treatment, payment and health care operations or for which you provided written authorization. To request an accounting of disclosures, you must make your request, in writing, to Info@JennersChiropracticClinic.com.

Right to Request Restrictions. You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the Health Information we use or disclose for treatment, payment, or health care operations. You also have the right to request a limit on the Health Information we disclose to someone involved in your care or the payment for your care, like a family member or friend. For example, you could ask that we not share information about a diagnosis or treatment with your spouse. To request a restriction, you must make your request, in writing, to Info@JennersChiropracticClinic.com.

Out-of-Pocket-Payments. If you paid out-of-pocket (or in other words, you have requested that we not bill your health plan) in full for a specific item or service, you have the right to ask that your Protected Health Information with respect to that item or service not be disclosed to a health plan for purposes of payment or health care operations, and we will honor that request.

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 certain location. For example, you can ask that we only contact you by mail or at work. To request confidential communications, you must make your request, in writing, to Info@JennersChiropracticClinic.com. Your request must specify how or where you wish to be contacted. We will accommodate reasonable requests.

Right to a Paper Copy of This Notice. You have the right to a paper copy of this notice. You may ask us to give you a copy of this notice at any time. Even if you have agreed to receive this notice electronically, you are still entitled to a paper copy of this notice. To obtain a paper copy of this notice, contact  Info@JennersChiropracticClinic.com.

 

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE

We reserve the right to change this notice and make the new notice apply to Protected  Health Information we already have as well as any information we receive in the future. We will post a copy of our current notice at our office. The notice will contain the effective date on the first page, in the top right-hand corner.

COMPLAINT

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with our office or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with our office, contact Info@JennersChiropracticClinic.com All complaints must be made in writing. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.

You may contact our office at:

                                                        Jenners Chiropractic Clinic,5093 Front Street, Jenners Pa 15546

Submit a written complaint to Office for Civil Rights (OCR):

Centralized Case Management Operations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,200   Independence Avenue, S.W.Room 509F HHH Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20201