Notice of Privacy Practices (download)
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. If you have any questions about this notice or matters covered by this notice, please contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at 1-877-902-9726 ext. 62016.
About this Notice
Byram Healthcare Centers, Inc. is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information, to provide you with a notice of its legal duties and privacy practices, and to follow the information practices that are described in this notice.
This notice explains how your health information may be used and disclosed. You have a right to request and receive a paper copy of this notice. Byram Healthcare Centers, Inc. will not use or disclose your health information except as described in this notice.
This notice applies to all the health information obtained by Byram Healthcare Centers, Inc. and kept in your patient file.
Understanding Your Health Record and Personal Health Information
Each time you or someone else on your behalf, orders supplies from us, a medical record is made. Typically, this record contains a list of your supplies, a prescription for your supplies, your name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number, insurance information, evaluations, test results, diagnoses, and prognoses. This information, often referred to as your health or medical record, serves as a:
• Basis for planning your care and treatment
• Means of communication among health professionals contributing to
• Legal document describing the services you received
• Means to verify services billed were actually ordered and provided
• Source of information for public health officials
• Source of data for facility planning and marketing
• Tool to assess the service we render and the outcomes we achieve
TreatmentWe may use health information about you to provide you with medical treatment (supplies or services). We may disclose health information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, office staff, or other personnel who are involved in your care or health care decisions.
For example: Information provided by your physician or other member of your health care team will be recorded in your record and used to determine the supplies or services that should work best for you. We may provide your physician or a subsequent health care provider with copies of protected health information that should assist him or her in making decisions regarding your care.
PaymentWe may use and disclose health information about you so that the supplies and/or services you receive from this center may be billed to and payment may be collected from you, an insurance company or a third party.
For example: A bill may be sent to you or a third-party payer. The bill may include information that identifies you, your diagnosis, procedures, and supplies used.
Health OperationsWe may use and disclose health information about you in order to run our business and make sure that you and our other customers receive quality care. We also may contact you as part of our efforts to assess and continually work to improve the services we render and the outcomes we achieve.
For example: We may use your information to conduct cost-management and business planning activities for our company. We may contact you to assure the quality of our service, to verify your order, to inform you of any issues relating to your order or services requested, confirm receipt & delivery of supplies, to remind you of the n