NOTICE OF PRIVACY POLICIES
This notice describes how health information about you may be disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
We understand that your health and identifying information is personal. Protecting your health information is important. We follow strict federal and state laws that require us to maintain the confidentiality of your health information.
How we use your health information
When you receive coaching, we may use your health and personal information for normal business operations and record keeping.
Treatment: We keep records of the care and services provided to you. These records deliver quality care to meet your needs. For example, we may share information with a specialist or your primary care provider to coordinate and manage your care.
Payment: We keep billing records that include payment information and documentation of the services provided to you.
Health Care Operations: We use information to conduct required business duties to improve quality of care. This may include recommending treatment alternatives, telling you about health services and products that may benefit you, reminding you of an appointment
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information, provide this notice that describes ways we may use your information, and follow the terms of the notice currently in effect. We reserve the right to make changes to this notice at any time and make the new privacy practices effective for all information we maintain.
Sharing your Health Information
There are limited situations when we are permitted or required to disclose health information without your signed authorization. These include protecting victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence; responding to court order or requests by law enforcement; and preventing a serious threat to public health and safety. All other uses and disclosures, not described in this notice, require your signed authorization. You may revoke your authorization at any time with a written statement.
Your Individual Rights
You have the right to request restrictions on how we use and share your health information. We will consider all requests for restrictions carefully but are not required to agree to any restriction; request that we use a specific telephone number or address to communicate with you; request to inspect and copy your coaching notes; request additions or corrections to your information; request an accounting of certain disclosures of your health information made by us. This does not include disclosures made for treatment and some required by law; request a paper copy of this notice even if you agree to receive it electronically.
If you are concerned that your privacy rights have been violated or disagree with a decision that we made about access to your health information, you may discuss your concerns with me at any time. You may also file a written complaint with the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ]