(214) 368 3800

8611 Hillcrest Ave Ste 180, Dallas, TX 75225

Image: HIPAA Compliance - Hillcrest Medical is HIPPA CompliantHipaa Notice of Privacy Practices

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Our Pledge Regarding Medical Information

We are committed to protecting medical information about you.This notice describes our privacy practices and that of all its employees and staff. This notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose medical information about you. It also describes your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information. We are required by law to:

  • Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to medical information about you;
  • Make sure that medical information that identifies you is kept private; and
  • Follow the terms of the notice that is currently in effect.

How We May Use and Disclose Medical Information about You

The following categories describe different ways we use and disclose medical information. For each category we will explain what we mean and try to give some examples. Not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all of the ways we are permitted to use and disclose information will fall within one of the categories.

Treatment . We may use and disclose medical information about you to provide you with medical treatment or services. For example, a specialist we may refer you to may need to know about a treatment you received at our office in order to coordinate other treatments you are receiving.

Payment . We may use and disclose medical information about you so that the treatment and services you receive at our office may be billed and payment may be collected from you, an insurance company or a third party. For example, we may need to give your HEALTH PLAN information about services you received at our office so your health plan will pay us or reimburse you for the services.

Health care operations . We may use and disclose medical information about you for our office operations. These uses and disclosures are necessary to run our office and make sure that all of our patients receive quality care. For example, we may use medical information to review our treatment and services and to evaluate the performance of our staff in caring for you.

Appointment reminders. We may use and disclose medical information to contact you as a reminder that you have an appointment for treatment or medical care at our office.

TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES . We may use and disclose medical information to tell you about or recommend possible treatment options or alternatives that may be of interest to you.

Health-related benefits and services . We may use and disclose medical information to tell you about health-related benefits or services that may be of interest to you.

Individuals involved in your care or payment for your care . We may release medical information about you to a close personal friend or family member who is involved in your medical care or payment for your care, so long as you have not objected and it is reasonable for us to infer that such disclosure is in your best interest.

Special purposes when permitted or required by law . We may disclose medical information about you as for special purposes when permitted or required by law, including the following:

  • To avert a serious threat to health or safety against you, the public or another person.
  • For public health and administrative oversight activities such as disease control, abuse or neglect reporting, health and vital statistics, audits, INVESTIGATIONS , and licensure reviews.
  • For organ and tissue donation and transplant to facilitate organ or tissue donation and transplant.
  • For research purposes limited information may be disclosed as permitted by law.
  • To workers’ compensation or similar PROGRAMS for the payment benefits for work-related injuries.
  • To coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors to identify a deceased person, determine cause of death, or to carry out duties.
  • To comply with court orders, judicial proceedings, or other legal processes related to law enforcement, custody of inmates, legal and administrative actions, and criminal activity.
  • For U.S. military and veteran reporting regarding members and veterans of the armed forces of u.s. or foreign military.
  • For national SECURITY and intelligence activities such as protective services for the president and other authorized persons.
  • State and other federal laws. We will comply with all applicable state and federal laws. For example, under state law, there are more limits on the disclosure of HIV AND AIDS information. We will continue to abide by all applicable state and federal laws.

Other uses of medical information require an authorization . Other uses and disclosures of medical information not covered by this notice or the laws that apply to us will be made only with your written authorization. If you provide us an authorization to use or disclose medical information about you, you may revoke that authorization, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your authorization, we will no longer use or disclose medical information about you for the reasons covered by the written authorization. You understand that we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your authorization, and that we are required to retain our records of the care that we provide to you.

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