Privacy Policy

DILETANTE “EXCLUSIVELY YOURS ” PF—100 Notice of Privacy Practices

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL IFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.

Please review it carefully.  This notice is required under Federal Mandate of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 9(HIPPAA)

Uses and Disclosures

Payment.   Your health information may be used to seek payment from your health plan, or from other sources of coverage such as secondary health plan or private payer.  For example, your health plan may request and receive information on dates of service, the service provided, and the medical condition being treated.

Healthcare Operations.  Your health information may be used as necessary to support the day to day activities and the management of Diletante Exclusively Yours.  For example, information on the services you received may be used to support budgeting and financial reporting and activities to evaluate and promote quality care and service.

Law Enforcement.  Your health information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies, with out your permission, to support government audits and inspections, to facilitate law-enforcement investigations, and to comply with government mandated reporting.

Public Health Reporting. Your health information may be disclosed to public health agencies as required by law. For example, we are required to report certain communicable diseases to the state’s public health department.

Appointment Reminders.  Your health information may be used or disclosed to provide a reminder to you about an upcoming appointment.

Treatment Options.  Your health information may be used to send you information regarding new treatment or management options for your medical conditions.

Other Uses And Disclosures Require Your Authorization.  Disclosure of your health information or its use for any purpose other than those listed above requires your specific written authorization.  If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information you may submit a written revocation of the authorization.  However, your decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any use or disclosure of information that occurred before you notified us of your decision.

Individual Rights

You have certain rights under the Federal Privacy Standards.  These include:

The right to request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your protected health information (Diletante Exclusively Yours is not required to honor, and withholds the right to deny, any such request).

The right to receive confidential communications concerning your medical condition and treatment.

The right to inspect and copy your protected health information.

The right to amend or submit corrections to your protected health information.

The right to receive an accounting of how and to whom  your protected health information has been disclosed  (such an accounting will not include disclosures for treatment, payment, health care operations and disclosures made based upon authorizations).     

The right to receive a printed copy of this notice

Diletante Exclusively Yours Duties:

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with this notice of privacy practices. 

We are also required to abide by the privacy policies and practices that are outlined in this notice.

Right to Revise Privacy Practices

As permitted by law, we reserve the right to amend or modify our privacy policies and practices.  These changes in our policies and practices may be required by changes in Federal and State laws and regulations.  Whatever the reason for these revisions, we will provide you with a revised notice.  The revised policies and practices will be applied to all protected health information that we maintain.

Request to Inspect Protected Health Information

As permitted by Federal regulation, we require that requests to inspect or copy protected health information be submitted in writing.  You may obtain a form to request access to your records by contacting our staff or privacy officer.  We may charge you a reasonable fee for copying and mailing of protected health information.

Complaints

If you would like to submit a comment or complaint about our privacy practices, you can do so by sending a letter outlining your concerns to:

                         Diletante Exclusively Yours
                         14 Robinson Ave.
                         Asheville, NC  28803

If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you should call the matter to our attention by sending a letter describing the cause of your concern to the same address.  You may also send a written complaint to the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.  You will not be penalized or otherwise retaliated against for filing a complaint.

Contact Person

The name and address of the person you can contact for further information concerning our privacy practices is:

                        Debora Holmes-Young
                        Diletante Exclusively Yours
                        14 Robinson Ave
                        Asheville, NC  28803

Effective Date: This Notice is effective on or after December 1,2008