DISCLAIMER: Even though Surgery Second Opinion is NOT subject to US jurisdiction, we idolize HIPAA guidelines as closely as possible. We feel that HIPAA offers the most comprehensive patient privacy protection worldwide. We believe this step will help us a bond of trust with our consumers. The shear nature of the Law and the provisions therein – make it very important to follow with heart and soul. We absolutely AGREE WITH THE RIGHTS AND PROVISIONS as enacted in HIPAA .
HIPAA and what’s important for you !
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which became a law in 1996.
HIPAA’s two major aspects include
- Privacy. It provides rules regarding how your health information may be used and disclosed.
- Security. It requires specific security measures to protect health information that is sent or stored electronically.
What are your Rights Under HIPAA
Some of the rights you have under HIPAA include the right to:
- Review and get a copy of your health and billing information
- Ask that your health and billing information be amended
- Ask for restrictions on the use of your health and billing information
- Ask for confidential communications
Exercising your privacy rights
If you would like to obtain information on how to request to inspect and/or receive a copy of your health information; request a restriction on the use or disclosure of your health information; request confidential communications; request a disclosure of your health information; or for any other questions, please contact us at: email@example.com
Your PHI may be used or disclosed for the following purposes based on your signing our Conditions of Admission Form which includes your acknowledgement of the Notice of Privacy Practices:
Treatment Purposes: Your PHI may be used by and disclosed to other health care professionals for the purpose of providing you with health care services. This may also include the need for us to obtain PHI from your previous health care providers. For example, information obtained by a nurse, physician or other member of your healthcare team will be recorded in your medical record and used to determine the course of treatment that should work best for you.
Health Care Operations: Your PHI may be used or disclosed for health care operations. Our staff members and independent contractors may have to access PHI for certain business operations and for quality improvement purposes. These uses and disclosures are necessary to operate SecondOpinions.COM to help ensure that all of our patients receive quality care. For example, we may use PHI about your healthcare condition to review our treatment and services and to evaluate the performance of our staff in caring for you.
Business Associates: There are some services in our organization that are provided through contract with business associates. Your health care information may be used by or disclosed to our business associate(s) to provide and bill for services. These business associates will sign an agreement that requires them to have procedures in place to protect the privacy of your PHI.
Your PHI may be used or disclosed for the following purposes based on your opportunity to agree or object:
Notification of and Communication with Family:
A. We intend to use and disclose PHI in the additional following ways:
- To contact you or leave messages for you regarding appointments;
- To provide alternative treatment information;
- To contact you or leave messages for you regarding test results.
B. The Law requires that we have privacy protections for Protected Health Information and to give
you Notice of our legal responsibilities to individuals.
C. We have to follow the terms and conditions contained in this Notice of Privacy Practices.
D. We retain the right to make retroactive and non-retroactive changes to the Notice of Privacy
Your Health Information Rights
Right to Request a Restriction of Uses and Disclosures:
Right to Request Confidential Communications:
Right to Inspect and Copy:
Right to Amend:
Right to Receive an Accounting of Disclosures:
Right to Receive a Paper Copy of this Notice:
Right to File a Complaint: Your complaint can be submitted, in writing, to our Privacy Officer. Your complaint can be anonymous. We value your opinion . Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org