Privacy practices

HIPAA - Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) - Uses and Disclosures

Treatment. Your health information may be used by staff members or disclosed to other health care professionals for the purpose of evaluating your health, diagnosing medical conditions, and providing treatment. For example, results of laboratory tests and procedures will be available in your medical record to all health professionals who may provide treatment or who may be consulted by staff members.

Payment. Your health information may be used to seek payment from your health plan, from other sources of coverage such as an automobile insurer, or from credit card companies that you may use to pay for services. For example, your health plan may request and receive information on dates of service, the services provided, and the medical condition being treated.

Health care operations. Your health information may be used as necessary to support the day-to-day activities and management of Cpap Medical Supplies. Information on the services you received may be used to support budgeting and financial reporting, and activities to evaluate and promote quality.

Law enforcement. Your health information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies, without your permission, to support government audits and inspections, to facilitate law enforcement investigations, and to comply with government mandated reporting.

Public health reporting. Your health information may be disclosed to public health agencies as required by law. We are required to report certain communicable diseases to the state's public health department.

Other uses and disclosures require your authorization. Disclosure of your health information or its use for any purpose other than those listed above requires your specific written authorization. If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, your decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any use or disclosure of information that occurred before you notified us of your decision.

Information about treatments. Your health information may be used to send you information on the treatment and management of your medical equipment that you may find to be of interest. We may also send you information describing other health-related goods and service that we believe may interest you.

Individual Rights. You have certain rights under the federal privacy standards. These include:

  • The right to request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your protected health information
  • The right to receive confidential communications concerning your medical condition and treatment
  • The right to inspect and copy your protected health information
  • The right to amend or submit corrections to your protected health information
  • The right to receive an accounting of how and to whom your protected health information has been disclosed
  • The right to receive a printed copy of this notice.

Cpap Medical Supplies - Duties. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with this notice of privacy practices. We also are required to abide by the privacy policies and practices that are outlined in this notice.

Right to Revise Privacy Practices. As permitted by law, we reserve the right to amend or modify our privacy policies and practices. These changes in our policies and practices may be required by changes in federal and state laws and regulations. Whatever the reason for these revisions, we will provide you with a revised notice. The revised policies and practices will be applied to all protected health information that we maintain.

Requests to Inspect Protected Health Information. As permitted by federal regulation, we require that requests to inspect or copy protected health information be submitted in writing. You may obtain a form to request access to your records by contacting the medical records department of Cpap Medical Supplies.

Requests for Restrictions on Protected Health Information. You have a right to request us to restrict how we use and disclose your protected health information. We are not required by law to agree with your requested restrictions in certain situations. These situations include emergency treatment, disclosures to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and any uses and disclosures described in the Notice. However, if we decide to grant your request, we are bound by our agreement.

Complaints. If you would like to submit a comment or complaint about our privacy practices, you can do so by sending a letter outlining your concerns to: Cpap Medical Supplies and Services, Inc. 6950 Philips Highway #36 Jacksonville, FL 32216. If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, call the matter to our attention by sending a letter describing the cause of your concern to the above address. You will not be penalized or otherwise retaliated against for filing a complaint.