PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
1. Uses and Disclosures:
We will use your protected health information (PHI) for the purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations.
Treatment includes the sharing of health information to other providers who have referred you for services or are involved in your care. This may include doctors, nurses, technicians, and other physical therapists. For example, we may feel that a stroke patient we are treating who has difficulty swallowing would benefit from an evaluation by a speech language pathologist. Therefore, sharing health information with the speech language pathologist would be a treatment related disclosure.
Since ReThrive does not bill any insurance, your PHI will not be released to your health plans for the services. If you want your PHI released, you must make this request in writing.
Health Care Operations:
Health Care Operations includes the use of your records to monitor the quality of care being given at our facility or for business planning activities.
Other Special Uses:
We may use your PHI to:
● send you an appointment reminder
● inform you of our other health related products and services
● follow up with you after your course of care
Uses and Disclosures Required by Law:
The federal health information privacy regulations either permit or require us to use or disclose your PHI in the following ways:
● we may share some of your PHI with a family member or friend involved in your care if you do not object
● your PHI may be used in an emergency situation when you may not be able to express yourself
● we may use or disclose your PHI for research purposes if we are provided with very specific assurances that your privacy will be protected Also, we may share your PHI when required by law, for example by court order or subpoena. In addition, we may disclose your information to health agencies, as we are required by law to report certain diseases or adverse drug reactions.
We may use and share health information about you to avoid a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of the public or others. We may release health information about you if you are in the Armed Forces, when it is determined to be necessary by the appropriate military command authorities. Also, we may release your information for workers’ compensation or other programs that provide benefits for work
related injury or illness.
Other uses and disclosures not described in this Notice will only be made with your consent. We are required by law to state that we will obtain your consent prior to selling your PHI to a third party. However, ReThrive does not sell any PHI to third parties.
2. Your Privacy Rights
You have the right to request restrictions on how your PHI is used, however, we are not required to agree with your request. Although, if we do agree, we must abide by your request.
Access to PHI:
You have the right to ask for a copy of your medical record. You must make this request in writing and we may charge a fee to cover the costs of copying and mailing. You can also request an electronic copy of your medical record in PDF format. The electronic copy, if requested, will be sent in an unencrypted form. However, we are not responsible for any breach of PHI if you request and authorize the transmission of your electronic medical record.
You have the right to request an amendment be made to your PHI. This request must be made in writing. If we disagree with you, we are not required to make the change.
You do have the right to submit a written statement about why you disagree that will become a part of your record. We may not amend parts of your medical record that we did not create.
If you feel that your privacy rights have been violated, you have the right to make a complaint to us in writing without fear of reprisal. Your complaint should contain enough details that we may adequately investigate and respond to your concerns.
Our Duty to Protect Your Privacy:
What information will ReThrive ask for?
When ordering or registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name, email,
mailing address, phone number or other details.
We may use this information to:
● Improve our website
● Send emails regarding your appointments and other services
● Follow up with you after an email or phone call
● Send announcements of new services or products you may be interested in
Links to other sites:
Our website may contains link to other sites. While we are very careful about who we link to, please be aware we are not responsible for the content, or privacy practices, of other websites.
Your consent, and changes to, this policy:
If you would like more information about our privacy practices, you may contact ReThrive, PLLC