Privacy Practices

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU MAY GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.

Therapy Choice is dedicated to protecting your medical information. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information and to provide you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. Therapy Choice is required by law to abide by the terms of this notice.

HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION WILL BE USED AND DISCLOSED:

We will use your medical information as part of rendering patient care. For example, your medical information may be used by the therapist treating you, by the business office to process your payment for the services rendered, and by administrative personnel reviewing the quality of the care you receive.

We may also use and/or disclose your information in accordance with federal and state laws for the following purposes:

Appointment Reminders

We may contact you to provide appointment reminders.

Treatment Information

We may contact you with information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.

Disclosure to Department of Health and Human Resources

We may disclose medical information when required by the United Stated Department of Health and Human Services as part of an investigation or determination of our compliance with relevant laws.

Family and Friends

Unless you object, we may disclose your medical information to family members, other relatives, or close personal friends when the medical information is directly relevant to that person’s involvement with your care.

Notification

Unless you object, we may use or disclose your medical information to notify a family member, a personal representative or another person responsible for your care; of your location, general condition, or death.

Disaster Relief

We may disclose your medical information to a public or private entity, such as the American Red Cross, for the purpose of coordinating with that entity to assist in disaster relief efforts.

Health Oversight Activities

We may use or disclose your medical information for public health activities including the reporting of disease, injury, vital events and the conduct of public health surveillance, investigation, and/or intervention. We may disclose your medical information to a health oversight agency for oversight activities by law, including audits, investigations, inspections, licensing, or disciplinary actions, administrative and/or legal proceedings.

Abuse or Neglect

We may disclose your medical information when it concerns abuse, neglect, or violence to you in accordance with federal and state law.

Legal Proceedings

We may disclose your medical information in the course of certain judicial or administrative proceedings.

Law Enforcement

We may disclose your medical information for law enforcement purposes or other specialized governmental proceedings.

Workers’ Compensation

We may disclose your medical information as authorized by laws relating to workers’ compensation or similar programs.

Business Associates

We may disclose your health information to a business associate with whom we contract to provide services on our behalf. To protect your health information, we require our business associates to appropriately safeguard the health information of our patients.

AUTHORIZATIONS:

We will not use or disclose your medical information for any other purpose without your written authorization. Once given, you may revoke your authorization in writing at any time. To request a Revocation of Authorization form, you may contact:

Greg Donahue – Therapy Choice Compliance Officer

10501 Academy Rd Suite N, Philadelphia PA 19114

Phone: (215) 743-4435

YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION:

You have the following rights with respect to your medical information:

  • You may ask us to restrict certain uses and disclosures of your medical information. We will honor any restrictions agreed to with the exception of medical emergencies.
  • You have the right to receive communications from us in a confidential manner.
  • Generally, you may inspect and copy your medical information. This right is subject to certain specific exceptions, and you may be charged a reasonable fee for any copies of your records.
  • You have the right to receive an accounting of the disclosures of your medical information made by Therapy Choice during the last six years, except for disclosures for which you authorized related to treatment, payment, or healthcare operations.
  • You may request a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information.
  • You have the right to complain to us and/or to the United States Department of Health and Human Services if you believe that we have violated your privacy rights. If you choose to file a complaint, you will not be retaliated against in any way.

If you would like further information regarding your rights or regarding the uses and disclosures of your medical information, you may contact:

Greg Donahue – Therapy Choice Compliance Officer

10501 Academy Rd Suite N, Philadelphia PA 19114

Phone: (215) 743-4435

                          

THIS NOTICE IS EFFECTIVE AS OF November 1, 2019