Treatment: We are permitted to use and disclose your medical information to those involved in your treatment. The physician in this practice is a specialist. When we provide treatment, we may request that your primary care physician share your medical information with us. Also, we may provide your primary care physician information about your particular condition so that he/she can appropriately treat you for other medical conditions, if any.
Payment: We are permitted to use and disclose your medical information and collect payment for the services provided to you. For example, we may complete a claim form to obtain payment from your insurer or HMO. The form will contain medical information, such as a description of the medical service provided to you, that your insurer or HMO needs to approve payment to us.
Health Care Operations: We are permitted to use and disclose your medical information for the purposes of health care operations, which are activities that support this practice and ensure that quality care is delivered. For example, we may ask another physician to review this practice's charts and medical records to evaluate our performance so that we may ensure that only the best health care is provided by this practice.