This notice describes how medical informational about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to your information. Please review it carefully.
We understand that medical information about you and your health is very personal – “Protected Health Information” (PHI) and we are committed to protecting your medical information. PHI includes individually identifiable information about your past, present, or future health or condition, the provision of health care to you or payment for such health care.
We use and disclose PHI about you for treatment, payment, insurance and health care operations only.
We may disclose PHI to your insurance provider, our dentist(s), and other dental care providers for treatment purposes. For example, your dentist may wish to provide a dental service to you but first seeks information from your insurance provider as to whether the service has been previously provided.
We disclose your PHI in order to fulfill our duty to check your coverage, determine your benefits, and secure payment for services provided to you. For example, we use your PHI in order to request process of your claims by your insurance provider.