This Privacy Notice is not intended for compliance with HIPAA nor should it be presented to patients for HIPAA compliance.
Your Private Health Information
Morgan Mental Health Group LLC keeps records of the mental health care and services provided to you in order to help provide quality care and services. Because of the sensitivity of health records, we are required by state and federal law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this Notice of Privacy Practices concerning your health information.
Notice of Privacy Practices
Your Private Health Information: Morgan Mental Health Group LLC keeps records of the mental health care and services provided to you to help provide quality care and services. Because of the sensitivity of health records, we are required by state and federal law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this Notice of Privacy Practices concerning your health information.
Use and Disclosure Information: Disclosure of information about you for treatment, payment, and health care operations, for example:
- Treatment: Sharing all or part of your health information with another health care provider providing treatment to you.
- Payment: Our office keeps billing records that include payment information and documentation of the services provided to you. We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment from you, your insurance company, or other third part payment provider.
- Health Care: Operations we may use and disclose your health care information to improve quality of care, train my staff, provide customer service, manage costs, and conduct business duties.
Federal guidelines do not require my office to have your written consent to disclose your health care information when it is for payment, treatment, or health care operation purposes. However, because your private health information is sensitive, I will keep disclosures to a minimum based on my profession judgment. I will also have you sign a consent and/or authorization document to request information from other sources and to release health information to outside parties.
HIPPA and Your Privacy
The Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act was enacted to maintain the confidentiality of personal medical information. You are entitled to request information about your records or about the privacy of your information or revoke your authorization at any time with a written request.
HIPPA permits disclosure of your health information without your written consent when it is for treatment payments or health care operations. Protecting your privacy is important. We follow federal and state laws, professional codes of ethics and industry best practices to provide the highest quality care.
Information may be disclosed to family members or others directly involved in your care or payment for you care without your written consent. Examples include parents of dependent children, legal guardians, and assisted living/nursing home staff, Social Security Disability Officer, Worker’s Compensation.
Third parties having access to your personal medical information must follow physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with HIPPA protections of confidentiality.
Other limited situations allowing us to use or disclose health information without your signed authorization include:
- Public health purposes such as reporting communicable diseases, work-related illnesses, or reporting adverse reactions to medication, etc.
- Protection of victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
- Health oversight activities such as investigations, audits, and inspections
- Requests from a court order
- Worker’s compensation
- Reduction or prevention of a serious threat to public health and safety
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