Update Effective Date: January 1, 2017
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.
Purpose of This Notice
This Notice of Privacy Practices (this “Notice”) describes the privacy practices of Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring, LLC (referred herein as “Medi-Lynx”) and its employees, staff, volunteers, and other personnel who are involved in your care. Medi-Lynx and these individuals will follow the terms of this Notice, and may use or disclose medical information about you to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations, or for other purposes as permitted or required by law. This Notice describes your rights to access and control medical information about you, including information that may identify you and that relates to your past, present, or future physical, medical, or mental condition and medical care and related health care services. Your personal physician may have other policies that he or she follows if he or she sees you outside of the Facility and may use his or her own Notice of Privacy Practices.
This Facility's Pledge Regarding Medical Information
Medi-Lynx understands that medical information about you and your health is personal. Medi-Lynx is committed to protecting medical information about you. In order to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain state and federal legal requirements, Medi-Lynx creates a record of the services you receive from Medi-Lynx. This Notice applies to all of the records of your care generated by Medi-Lynx. This Notice will tell you about the ways in which Medi-Lynx may use and disclose medical information about you. It also describes your rights and certain obligations Medi-Lynx has regarding the use and disclosure of medical information. Medi-Lynx is required by law to: (1) Make sure that medical information that identifies you is kept private; (2) Give you this Notice of its legal duties and privacy practices concerning medical information about you; (3) Follow the terms of the Notice that are currently in effect and (4) Notify you in case there is an unauthorized use or disclosure of your unsecured medical information.
How Medi-lynx May Use or Disclose Your Medical Information
Medi-Lynx may use or disclose your medical information only as described below:
Treatment. Medi-Lynx may disclose your medical information to a health care provider for your medical treatment.
Payment. Medi-Lynx may use or disclose medical information about you so that Medi-Lynx can get paid for the services you receive from Medi-Lynx. For example, Medi-Lynx may need to give information to your health plan or to the Medicare program about services you receive from Medi-Lynx so that they will pay Medi-Lynx or reimburse you for your care. Medi-Lynx may also tell your health plan about proposed service(s) to determine whether your plan will cover the services.