Examples of Disclosures for Treatment, Payment, Health Care Operations and As Otherwise Allowed By Law.
The following categories describe different ways that we use and disclose medical information. For each category of uses or disclosures, we will explain what we mean and try to give some examples. Not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all of the ways we are permitted to use and disclose information should fall within one of the categories.We will use your health information for treatment. For example, We may disclose medical information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, medical students, or other personnel who are involved in taking care of you at Texas Health Women’s Specialty Surgery Center Dallas. We may share medical information about you in order to coordinate different treatments, such as prescriptions, lab work, and x-rays. We may also provide your physician or a subsequent healthcare provider with copies of various reports to assist in treating you once you are discharged from care at Texas Health Women’s Specialty Surgery Center Dallas.
We will use your health information for payment.
For example, A bill may be sent to you or a third-party payer. The information on or accompanying the bill may include information that identifies you, as well as your diagnosis, procedures, and supplies used.We will use your health information for regular health care operations.
For example, We may use the information in your health record to assess the care and outcome in your case and others like it. This information will then be used in an effort to continually improve the quality and effectiveness of the healthcare and services we provide.We will use your health information as otherwise allowed by law. The following are some examples of how we may use or disclose medical information about you.
Business associates: There are some services provided in our organization through agreements with business associates. Examples include answering services and copy services. To protect your health information, however, we require business associates to appropriately safeguard your information.
Funeral directors: We may disclose health information to funeral directors consistent with applicable law to carry out their duties.
Organ procurement organizations: Consistent with applicable law, we may disclose health information to organ procurement organizations or other entities engaged in the procurement, banking, or transplantation of organs for the purpose of tissue donation and transplant.
Communications for treatment and health care operations: We may contact you to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA): We may disclose to the FDA health information relative to adverse events with respect to food, medications, devices, supplements, product and product defects, or post marketing surveillance information to enable product recalls, repairs, or replacement.
Worker’s compensation: We may disclose health information to the extent authorized by and to the extent necessary to comply with laws relating to worker’s compensation or other similar programs established by law.
Public health: As required by law, we may disclose your health information to public health or legal authorities charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability.
Abuse, neglect or domestic violence: As required by law, we may disclose health information to a governmental authority authorized by law to receive reports of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
Judicial, administrative and law enforcement purposes: Consistent with applicable law, we may disclose health information about you for judicial, administrative and law enforcement purposes.
Required or allowed by law: We will disclose medical information about you when required or allowed to do so by federal, state or local law.