NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO US.
Billings Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center is committed to upholding the security and confidentiality of personal health information that you provide to us. We do not sell or share customer information with any marketing groups. We carefully manage the sharing of information to safeguard your privacy.
We are disclosing this policy as required by federal and Montana state regulations.
As part of your healthcare, this practice originates and maintains health records describing your health history, symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, and treatment for future care.
Information we may collect can be categorized as follows:
- Information we receive from you on patient history forms
- Information we may receive from your insurance companies
- Information we may receive from your other healthcare providers
We may share information with your insurance companies to verify that services billed were actually provided, and with those who help with claims processing and/or data handling, to aid in providing services to you.
We may share information with other health service offices, which may be involved with your treatment plan (e.g., your Primary Care Physician or referring physician or dentist) as a tool for routine healthcare operations such as assessing quality and reviewing the competence of healthcare professionals. This may also include assistants to surgery and anesthesiologists.
We may disclose any information we collect when permitted or required by law. This may include, but is not limited to, disclosures related to a court subpoena or similar legal requests, fraud investigations, and an audit or security examination.
It is very important that you help us keep your account up to date and your information current. And, that you protect yourself by using caution when disclosing personal information such as social security numbers, account numbers, and PIN numbers.
You have the right to access your health information, with limited exceptions. You must make a request in writing to obtain access to your health information.
We will use physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal and state standards to protect your personal health information.
Dated July 1, 2007