Premeir Dental Group, Inc. takes your privacy seriously. Below is our HIPAA Privacy
PREMIER DENTAL GROUP
NOTICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED
HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Premeir Dental Group, Inc. understands that medical information about you
and your health is personal, and we are committed to protecting your medical information.
Individually identifiable information about your past, present or future health
or condition, the provision of health care to you, or payment for such health care
is considered "Protected Health Information" ("PHI").
Our Permitted Uses and Disclosures of Your Protected Health Information
We use and disclose PHI about you for treatment, payment, and health care
Treatment: We may disclose PHI to your dentist(s) for treatment
purposes. For example, your dentist may wish to provide a dental service to you
but first seek information as to whether the service has been previously provided.
Payment: We disclose your PHI in order to fulfill our duty to provide
your coverage, determine your benefits, and make payment for services provided to
you. For example, we use your PHI in order to process your claims.
Health Care Operations | We disclose your PHI as a part of certain
operations, such as quality improvement.
For example, we may use your PHI to evaluate the quality of dental services that
We may be asked by the sponsor of your health plan to provide your PHI to the sponsor.
If we are asked to do so, we intend to honor such requests unless we are prohibited
by law from doing so.
We may use or disclose your PHI without your authorization for several other reasons.
Subject to certain requirements, we may give out PHI without your authorization
for public health purposes, auditing purposes, research studies, and emergencies.
We provide PHI when otherwise required by law, such as for law enforcement in specific
circumstances, or for judicial or administrative proceedings. In any other situation,
we will ask for your written authorization before using or disclosing your PHI.
If you choose to sign an authorization to allow disclosure of your PHI, you can
later revoke that authorization to stop any future uses and disclosures (other than
for treatment, payment and health care operations).
We may change our policies at any time. Before we make a significant change in our
policies, we will change our notice and send the new notice to you. You can also
request a copy of our notice at any time.
Individual Rights | In most cases, you have the right to view or
get a copy of your PHI. You also have the right to receive a list of instances where
we have disclosed your PHI without your written authorization for reasons other
than treatment, payment or health care operations. If you believe that information
in your record is incorrect or if important information is missing, you have the
right to request that we correct the existing information or add the missing information.
You may request in writing that we not use or disclose your PHI for treatment, payment
and health care operations except when specifically authorized by you, when required
by law, or in emergency circumstances. We will consider your request but are not
legally required to accept it. You also have the right to receive confidential communications
of PHI by alternative means or at alternative locations, if you clearly state that
disclosure of all or part of your PHI could endanger you.
Complaints | If you are concerned that we have violated your privacy
rights, or you disagree with a decision we have made about access to your records,
you may contact the address listed below. You may also send a written complaint
to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Customer Service can provide
you with the appropriate address upon request.
Our Legal Duty | We are required by law to protect the privacy
of your information, provide this notice about our information practices, and follow
the information practices that are described in this notice. If you wish to inspect
your records, receive a listing of disclosures, or correct or add to the information
in your record, or if you have any questions, complaints or concerns, please contact
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to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate and timely; however,
Premier Dental Group assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this publication.
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