Notice of Privacy Practices
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Park Pharmacy is required by law to maintain the privacy of Protected Health Information (“PHI”) and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to PHI. PHI is information that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services. This Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”) describes how we may use and disclose PHI to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other specified purposes that are permitted or required by law. The Notice also describes your rights with respect to your PHI. We are required to provide this notice to you by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
Park Pharmacy is required to follow the terms of this Notice. We will not use or disclose your PHI without your written authorization, except as described or otherwise permitted by this Notice. We reserve the right to change our practices and this Notice and to make the new Notice effective for all PHI we maintain. Upon request, we will provide any revised Notice to you.
Examples of How We Use and Disclose Protected Health Information About You:
The following categories describe different ways that we use and disclose your protected health information. We have provided you with examples in certain categories; however, not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed.
Treatment:We may use your health information to provide and coordinate the treatment, medications and services you receive. For example, we may contact you regarding compliance programs such as drug recommendations, therapeutic substitution, refill reminders, other product recommendations, counseling and drug utilization review (DUR), product recalls or disease state management.
Payment:We may use your health information for various payment-related functions. Example: We may contact your insurer, pharmacy benefit manager or other health care payor to determine whether it will pay for your medication and the amount of your co-payment. We will bill you or a third-party payor for the cost of medications dispensed to you. The information on or accompanying the bill may include information that identifies you, as well as the medications you are taking.
We may also use your health information to provide you with information about benefits available to you, and, in limited situations, about health-related products or services that may be of interest to you.
We are permitted to use or disclose your PHI for the following purposes. However, Park Pharmacy may never have reason to make some of these disclosures.
To Communicate with Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care:We may disclose to a family member, other relative, close personal friend or any other person you identify, PHI directly relevant to that person’s involvement in your care or