Rexford Surgical Center in Beverly Hills

Patient privacy & HIPAA

THIS NOTICE DECRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

This Privacy Notice describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other purposes permitted or required by law. We must follow the privacy practices described in the Notice while it is in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of the Notice and to make the new Notice effective for all future protected health information we maintain. We will post the most current Notice and make the new Notice available to anyone. You may request a copy of the current Notice at any time. This Privacy Notice also describes your rights to access and control your “protected health information” which is health information that is created or received by your healthcare provider.


USES AND DISCLOSURES OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION

We will use and disclose health information to provide treatment, obtain payment and conduct healthcare operations.

1. Treatment:
To provide and coordinate your healthcare. For example, we may disclose protected health information to physicians or other healthcare professionals who may be treating you or consulting with us. Examples include your physicians, anesthesia provider or pharmacist.

2. Payment:
To obtain payment for the services. This may include contact with our insurance company to get the bill paid and to determine benefits of your health plan. We may also disclose information to another provider involved in your care so the provider can get paid. For example, we may give information to anesthesia providers so they can contact your insurer about payment for their services.

3. Operations:
To perform our own healthcare activities such as quality assessment and improvement, licensing/credentialing and general business administration.

4. Other uses and Disclosures:
To remind you of appointments or to contact a family member, friend or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare, payment for your healthcare or to notify family or others involved in your care concerning your location or condition. You may object to these disclosures. If you do not or cannot object, we will use our professional judgment to make reasonable assumptions about to whom we can make disclosures.

5. Other uses and Disclosures Permitted: To comply with laws and regulations.
A. When legally required by any federal, state or local law.
B. When there are risks to public health, such as:
C. To Report suspected Abuse, Neglect or Domestic Violence as required by law.
D. To conduct Health Oversight Activities such as audits; civil, administrative or criminal investigations, proceedings, or actions; inspections; licensing or disciplinary actions; or other activities necessary for appropriate oversight as required or authorized by law.
E. In connection with Judicial and Administrative Proceedings such as in the course of any judicial or administrative proceedings.
F. For Law Enforcement Purposes.

Examples are:
G. For Research Purposes when the use or discloser for research has been approved by an institutional review board that has reviewed the research proposal and research protocols to address the privacy of your protected health information.
H. In the Event of a Serious Threat to Health or Safety and consistent with applicable law and ethical standards of conduct, if we believe, in good faith, that such use or disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to your health or safety or to the health and safety of the public.
I. For Specified Government Functions relating to military and veterans activities, national security, protective services, medical suitability determinations, correctional institutions, and law enforcement situation.
J. For Worker’s Compensation to comply with worker’s compensation laws or similar programs.