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AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE OF IDENTIFYING HEALTH INFORMATION
I authorize the professional office of my dentist named above to release health information identifying me [including if applicable, information about HIV infection or AIDS, information about substance abuse treatment, and information about mental health services] under the following terms and conditions:
It is completely your decision whether or not to sign this authorization form. We cannot refuse to treat you if you choose not to sign this authorization.
If you sign this authorization, you can revoke it later. The only exception to your right to revoke is if we have already acted in reliance upon the authorization. If you want to revoke your authorization, send us a written or electronic note telling us that your authorization is revoked. Send this note to the office contact person listed at the top of this form.
When your health information is disclosed as provided in this authorization, the recipient often has no legal duty to protect its confidentiality. In many cases, the recipient may re-disclose the information as he/she wishes. Sometimes, state or federal law changes this possibility.
[For marketing authorizations, include, as applicable: We will receive direct or indirect remuneration from a third party for disclosing your identifiable health information in accordance with this authorization.]
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS FORM. I AM SIGNING IT VOLUNTARILY. I AUTHORIZE THE DISCLOSURE OF MY HEALTH INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS FORM.
If you are signing as a personal representative of the patient, describe your relationship to the patient and
the source of your authority to sign this form:
Dr. Michael Ammons D.M.D.
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.
We respect our legal obligation to keep health information that identifies you private. We are obligated by law to give you notice of our privacy practices. This Notice describes how we protect your health information and what rights you have regarding it.
TEATMENT, PAYMENT, AND HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS
The most common reason why we use or disclose your health information is for treatment, payment or health care operations. Examples of how we use or disclose information for treatment purposes are: setting up an appointment for you; examining your teeth; prescribing medications and faxing them to be filled; referring you to another doctor or clinic for other health care or services; or getting copies of your health information from another professional that you may have seen before us. Examples of how we use or disclose your health information for payment purposes are: asking you about your health or dental care plans, or other sources of payment; preparing and sending bills or claims; and collecting unpaid amounts (either ourselves or through a collection agency or attorney). "Health care operations" mean those administrative and managerial functions that we have to do in order to run our office. Examples of how we use or disclose your health information for health care operations are: financial or billing audits; internal quality assurance; personnel decisions; participation in managed care plans; defense of legal matters; business planning; and outside storage of our records.
We routinely use your health information inside our office for these purposes without any special permission. If we need to disclose your health information outside of our office for these reasons, we usually will not ask you for special written permission.
USES AND DISCLOSURES FOR OTHER REASONS WITHOUT PERMISSION
In some limited situations, the law allows or requires us to use or disclose your health information without your permission. Not all of these situations will apply to us; some may never come up at our office at all. Such uses or disclosures are:
Unless you object, we will also share relevant information about your care with your family or friends who are helping you with your dental care.
We may call or write to remind you of scheduled appointments, or that it is time to make a routine appointment. We may also call or write to notify you of other treatments or services available at our office that might help you. Unless you tell us otherwise, we will mail you an appointment reminder on a post card, and/or leave you a reminder message on your home answering machine or with someone who answers your phone if you are not home.
OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES
We will not make any other uses or disclosures of your health information unless you sign a written "authorization form." The content of an "authorization form" is determined by federal law. Sometimes, we may initiate the authorization process if the use or disclosure is our idea. Sometimes, you may initiate the process if it's your idea for us to send your information to someone else. Typically, in this situation you will give us a properly completed authorization form, or you can use one of ours. If we initiate the process and ask you to sign an authorization form, you do not have to sign it. If you do not sign the authorization, we cannot make the use or disclosure. If you do sign one, you may revoke it at any time unless we have already acted in reliance upon it. Revocations must be in writing. Send them to the office contact person named at the beginning of this Notice.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION
The law gives you many rights regarding your health information. You can:
OUR NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
By law, we must abide by the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices until we choose to change it. We reserve the right to change this notice at any time as allowed by law. If we change this Notice, the new privacy practices will apply to your health information that we already have as well as to such information that we may generate in the future. If we change our Notice of Privacy Practices, we will post the new notice in our office, have copies available in our office, and post it on our Web site.
If you think that we have not properly respected the privacy of your health information, you are free to complain to us or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. We will not retaliate against you if you make a complaint. If you want to complain to us, send a written complaint to the office contact person at the address, fax or E mail shown at the beginning of this Notice. If you prefer, you can discuss your complaint in person or by phone.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you want more information about our privacy practices, call or visit the office contact person at the address or phone number shown at the beginning of this Notice.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
PATIENT CONSENT FORM
My signature confirms that I have been informed of my rights to privacy regarding my protected health information, under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). I understand that this information can and will be used to:
I have been informed of my dental provider’s Notice of Privacy Practices containing a more complete description of the uses and disclosures of my protected health information. I have been given the right to review and receive a copy of such Notice of Privacy Practices. I understand that my dental provider has the right to change the Notice of Privacy Practices and that I may contact this office at the address above to obtain a current copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices.
I understand that I may request in writing that you restrict how my private information is used or disclosed to carry out treatment, payment, and health care operations. I understand that you are not required to agree to my requested restrictions.
AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE INFORMATION TO OTHERS
Many of our patients allow family members or others close to them to call and request information regarding their condition and/or treatment. Under the requirements for H.I.P.A.A. we are not allowed to give this information to anyone without the patient’s consent. If you wish to have your dental condition and/or dental treatment disclosed to someone else, indicate below. You have the right to revoke this consent, in writing, except where we have already made disclosures in reliance on your prior consent.
For Office Use Only: We were unable to obtain the patient’s written acknowledgement of our Notice of Privacy Practices due to the following reason: The patient refused to sign Communication Barriers Emergency Situation Other
S. T. O. P. B. A. N. G. QUESTIONNAIRE
High risk of OSA: answering yes to three or more items
Low risk of OSA: answering yes to less than three items
Adapted from: STOP Questionnaire A Tool to Screen Patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Frances Chung, F.R.C.P.C., * Balaji Yegneswaran, M.B.B.S., Pu Liao, M.D., I Sharon A. Chung, Ph.D., Santhira Vairavanathan, M.B.B.S., Sazzadul Islam, M.Sc.,_Ali Khajehdehi, M.D.,t Colin M. Shapiro, F. R.C.P.C.# Anesthesiology 2008; 108:812-21 Copyright © 2008, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Although dental personnel primarily treat the area in and around your mouth, your mouth is a part of your entire body, health problems that you may have, or medication that you may be taking, could affect your care.
Do you have, or have you had, any of the following?
To the best of my knowledge, the questions on this form have been accurately answered. I understand that providing incorrect information can be dangerous to my (or patient's} health. It is my responsibility to inform the dental office of any changes in medical status.
Signature of Patient, Parent or Guardian:
Financial and Appointment Policies
To maintain the practice operations and prevent potential misunderstandings, we ask patients to accept and adhere to the following financial arrangements regarding their dental treatment.
Separated & Divorced Couples with Dependent Children
It is the policy of this office to bill the parent that brings the children in for their dental treatment. Please make arrangements for payment from an ex-spouse before dental treatment is rendered. We can provide a treatment cost estimate before your scheduled appointment.
I have read and understand the policies detailed above as enforced by Ammons Dental by Design.
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