Privacy Policy

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.

NeoSpine respects your privacy. We understand that your personal health information is very sensitive. The law protects the privacy of the health information we create and obtain in providing care and services to you. Your protected health information includes your symptoms, test results, diagnoses, treatment, health information from other providers, and billing and payment information relating to these services.

We will not use or disclose your health information to others without your authorization, except as described in this Notice, or as required by law.

Your health information rights

The health and billing records we create and store are the property of NeoSpine. The protected health information in it, however, generally belongs to you.

You have a right to:

For help with these rights during normal business hours, please contact:

Hiroshi Nakano, CEO
253-841-8939, ext 2227

Our responsibilities

We are required to:

We have the right to change our practices regarding the protected health information we maintain. If we make changes, we will update this Notice. You may receive the most recent copy of this Notice by calling 253-841-8939 to request a copy.

To ask for help or complain:
If you have questions, want more information, or want to report a problem about the handling of your protected health information, you may contact:

Hiroshi Nakano, CEO
253-841-8939, ext 2227

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may discuss your concerns with any staff member. You may also file a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

We respect your right to file a complaint with us or with the OCR. If you complain, we will not retaliate against you.

How we may use and disclose your protected health information.

Under the law, we may use or disclose your protected health information under certain circumstances without your permission. The following categories describe the different ways we may use and disclose your protected health information. For each category, we will explain what we mean and 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 health information will fall within one of the categories.

Examples of uses and disclosures of protected health information for treatment, payment, and health care operations:

For treatment:

For payment:

For health care operations:

Statements about certain uses and disclosures:

Some of the other ways that we may use or disclose your protected health information without your authorization are as follows:

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Effective date

July 1, 2010
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