Use and Disclosure Of Your Medical Information
This document authorizes Central Maryland Nephrology to share your medical information with employees and contractors of our practice, and with other healthcare providers who are contributing to your care or are consulted. You also allow us to share relevant information with your insurer or other third-party payor that is responsible for paying all or part of the cost of your care. You also authorize us to use and disclose information necessary for our operations such as quality assessments and appointment reminders. You also may be asked to authorize us to make additional disclosures not covered elsewhere in this Notice. In such cases, we will provide you with the information to be disclosed, the entity to whom it will be disclosed, and the pupose of the disclosure prior to disclosure.
You may revoke any of the above authorizations by providing us with a written notice. You also may request an accounting of your disclosures except for disclosures made for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations.
We may be required by law to disclose your records without your approval in certain circumstances. Examples include subpoenas for records or if public responsibility requires a disclosure to protect public health.
You have the right to inspect and copy your health information. If you feel the information we have is inaccurate, you may request, in writing, an amendment to your medical records. If we do not agree to your request, you may ask that your statement be placed in your medical record.
You also have the right to obtain a paper copy of this notice.
Central Maryland Nephrology is required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information. If you believe your rights have been violated, you may contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You also may contact us in person, by phone, or in writing. We will not retaliate against a patient for making a complaint.
Central Maryland Nephrology reserves the right to change its privacy practices and to make new policies for all protected health information that it maintains.
We will distribute an updated Notice to Patients if necessary.