NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
TOTAL KNEE ACCELERATED RECOVERY DME, LLC
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
**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**
The Agency maintains a medical record (paper/electronic file) of the information we receive and collect about you and of the care we provide to you. This record includes physician orders, assessments, medication lists, clinical progress notes and billing information. All of this information is referred to as “Protected Health Information,” or PHI for short. Our Agency is required by law to maintain the privacy of PHI and to provide you adequate notice of your rights and our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to the uses and disclosures of PHI (pursuant to 45 CFR 164.520). We will use or disclose this information only in a manner that is consistent with this notice. We will let you know promptly if a breach has occurred that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
As required by law, we maintain policies and procedures about our work practices, including how we provide and coordinate care provided to our patients. As our patient, information about you must be used and disclosed to other parties for purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations. Examples of reasons why information may be disclosed include the following:
- Treatment: Providing, coordinating or managing health care and related services; consultation between health care providers relating to a patient or referral of a patient for health care services from one provider to another.
- Payment: Billing and collecting for services provided; determining plan eligibility and coverage; precertification; medical necessity review.
- Health Care Operations: General Agency internal administrative and business functions; quality assurance/improvement activities; medical & utilization review; auditing functions; developing clinical guidelines; determining the competence or qualifications of health care professionals; evaluating Agency performance; conducting training programs with new employees; survey, certification, accreditation and credentialing activities; certain marketing activities.