HIPAA Statement

The Privacy Regulations derived from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) require the Notice of Privacy Practices. This notice outlines how your medical information may be used or disclosed and how you can gain access to such information. We urge you to read it meticulously.

Our establishment recognizes that the true essence of “value” goes beyond mere pricing. It’s about how effectively they leverage their expertise to tailor solutions that meet your hearing needs and align with your lifestyle.

Your Rights under HIPAA

As per the HIPAA guidelines, you have the right to limit the use or disclosure of your data for treatment, billing, and healthcare operations.

  • Treatment: Refers to the delivery, coordination, or management of hearing healthcare. We might share your data for consultations or referrals to other healthcare providers. Excluding emergencies, we will always seek your written consent before such disclosures.
  • Payment: Pertains to actions required to secure payment for hearing healthcare. For example, sharing your treatment data with your insurance provider. Written consent will be sought before making payment disclosures.
  • Healthcare Operations: Encompasses activities essential for our operational efficiency. For instance, we might use your data to assess our services and staff performance. Additionally, your data might be used for health research.

If you have concerns or feel your privacy rights might have been infringed, you can reach us at:

ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center
10 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 575-4840

If unresolved, you may also lodge a complaint with the US Department of Health and Human Services. Rest assured, lodging a complaint will not result in any retaliation from us.

Commitment to Privacy

We are devoted to preserving the confidentiality of your medical records. In our service delivery, we generate and maintain health records identifiable to you. Sharing or disclosing this information is sometimes crucial for treatment, billing, or managing healthcare operations.

We pledge to:

  • Preserve the privacy of your medical records and provide you with this notice.
  • Periodically update our privacy protocols and this notice to ensure it remains relevant, even for newly acquired data.
  • Provide an updated notice upon request.

Disclosure Conditions

We may need to use or disclose your medical information under the following circumstances:

  • Sharing data with other healthcare professionals involved in your care.
  • Communicating with insurance providers for reimbursement or benefit determination.
  • Engaging in treatment communications related to other health services or products.
  • For legal, regulatory, or safety purposes, like identifying deceased individuals or determining cause of death.

You possess various rights as outlined in this Notice of Privacy Practices:

  • You can request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your data.
  • You’re entitled to be notified in case of any breach of your unprotected health data.
  • You can demand communication about your confidential medical information through different means or locations.

Effective Date: January 2021