Privacy Policy

Radiology Associates, LLP
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

Radiology Associates, L.L.P is required to follow specific rules on maintaining the confidentiality of your protected health information (PHI), and disclosing or sharing this information with other healthcare professionals involved in your care and treatment. This Notice describes your rights to access and control your PHI. It also describes how we follow applicable rules and use and disclose your PHI to provide our treatment, obtain payment for services you receive, manage our healthcare operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law.

Your Health Information Rights
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you. Forms are available on our website: http://www.xraydocs.com, or by contacting Radiology Associates at (361) 887-7000. Following is a statement of your rights, under the Privacy Rule, in reference to your PHI. Please feel free to discuss any questions regarding these policies with our staff.



 

Your Health Information Choices

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situation described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.

You have both the right and the choice to tell us to:

We may never share your information unless you give us written permission in the following cases:

HOW WE MAY USE OR DISCLOSE YOUR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.

The following are examples of uses and disclosures of your protected health information that we are permitted to make. These examples are not meant to be exhaustive, but to describe possible types of uses and disclosures.

 

We are further allowed or required to share your information in other ways - usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html. These examples include:

CHANGES TO THE NOTICE.

We can change the terms of the notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.

Updated August, 2014

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