HIPAA Omnibus Notice of Privacy Practices
NEW MEDICAL HEALTHCARE
2131 N Ridge Road, Wichita, KS 67212
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to thisinformation. Please review it carefully.
This Notice of Privacy Practices is NOT an authorization. This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we, our Business Associatesand their subcontractors, may use and disclose your protected health information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or health careoperations (TPO) and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control yourprotected health information. “Protected health information” is information about you, including demographic information, that mayidentify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health condition and related health care services.
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilitiesto help you.
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record.
You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Ask ushow to do this. We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost–based fee.
Ask us to correct your medical record.
You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete.
Ask us how to do this.
We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.
Request confidential communications
You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address. We willsay “yes” to all reasonable requests.
Ask us to limit what we use or share
You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree toyour request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care. If you pay for a service or health care item out–of–pocket in full, youcan ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information.
You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who weshared it with, and why. We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, andcertain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge areasonable, cost–based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.
Get a copy of this privacy notice
You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive thenotice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.
Choose someone to act for you
If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights andmake choices about your health information. We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take anyaction.
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated by us, you may file a complaint with us by notifying our Compliance Officer ofyour complaint. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint. You may also complain to us or to the Secretary of Health andHuman Services.
HIPAA Compliance Officer: Robin Hawkins Phone: 316–789–2240 email: email@example.com
You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1–877–696–6775, or visiting
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 situations described below, talk to us.
Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care
Share information in a disaster relief situation
Include your information in a hospital directory
If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if webelieve it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to healthor safety.
In these cases, we never share your information unless you give us written permission:
Sale of your information
Most sharing of psychotherapy notes
In the case of fundraising:
We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.
Our Uses and Disclosures:
How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways:
To treat you
We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
To run our organization
We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
Bill for your services.
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as publichealth and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes.
Help with public health and safety issues
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
Preventing diseaseHelping with product recalls
Reporting adverse reactions to medications
Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety
We can use or share your information for health research.
Comply with the law
We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services ifit wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:
For workers’ compensation claims
For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, youmay change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.
We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and offer you a copy of it.
We will never share any substance abuse treatment records without your written permission.
Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice willbe available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of, and provide individuals with, this notice of our legal duties and privacy practiceswith respect to protected health information.
We are also required to abide by the terms of the notice currently in effect.
If you haveany questions in reference to this form, please ask to speak with our HIPAA Compliance Officer in person or by phone at our mainphone number.