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.
This Notice of Privacy Practices has been created by Advanced Allergists (“Provider”) to inform you of how we may use your protected health information for treatment, payment and health care operations purposes and as otherwise permitted by law. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with regard to accessing, amending and controlling the use of your protected health information.
We will abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices currently in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time as it applies to all protected health information in our custody without providing any notice of such change. Upon the occurrence of any revision of the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices currently in effect, you may obtain a revised copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices from our registration personnel at our office located at 455 South Roselle Rd, #206, Schaumburg, IL. 60193 at your request. The Privacy Contacts for the Providers are: Drs. Mark Miller or Lee Sonin. Please direct all questions and requests to the Privacy Contact in writing at the address listed in the preceding paragraph.
I. Treatment, Payment and Health Care Operations
Following are examples of some, but not all, of the types of uses and disclosures of your protected health care information that we are permitted to make.
Treatment: We will use and disclose your protected health information to provide, coordinate, or manage your health care and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your health care with another health care provider. For example, we would disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to a hospital that provides care to you.
Payment: Your protected health information will be used, as needed, to obtain payment for your health care services. This may include certain activities that your health insurance plan may undertake before it approves or pays for the health care services we recommend for you such as; making a determination of eligibility or coverage for insurance benefits, reviewing services provided to you for medical necessity, and undertaking utilization review activities. We will disclose to your health insurance company information about the goods and services rendered to you in order to obtain payment from your insurance company. We may also disclose your protected health information to another entity so that it may seek payment.
Healthcare Operations: We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information in order to support our business activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, quality assessment activities, employee review activities, face-to-face marketing activities, and conducting or arranging for other business activities.
We may use or disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to contact you to remind you of your appointment. We may use or disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to contact you to provide you with information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.