The Office for Civil Rights and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have collaborated to develop model Notices of Privacy Practices for health care providers and health plans to use to communicate with their patients and plan members.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives individuals a fundamental right to be informed of the privacy practices of health plans and health care providers, as well as to be informed of their privacy rights with respect to their personal health information. Health plans and covered health care providers are required to develop and distribute a notice that provides a clear, user-friendly explanation of these rights and practices. Click to download Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedicss HIPAA Privacy Practices.
Personal Identification Information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Non-Personal Identification Information
We may collect non-personal identification about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Sites, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
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How We Use Collected Information
Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics (CNSO) may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
-Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
-We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
The personal and health information gathered may be used and disclosed with your general consent for purposes of treatment, payment, or routine healthcare operations. This means we may send your information to other physicians or facilities involved in your treatment as well as to your insurance company or collection agency to obtain payment. Any other uses of your information may require a signed authorization from you, the patient or guardian and can be revoked at any time with a written request. We do not sell patient information to marketing or pharmaceutical companies. In certain cases of public health interest, we may be required to disclose certain information to local, state, or national health organizations or government agencies. We may contact you to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.
How We Protect Your Information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics (CNSO)
1680 Route 23 North, Suite 250, Wayne, NJ 07470
This document was last updated April 30, 2018.
For more information about the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the Notice requirements, see: http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/guidance/privacy-practices-for-protected-health-information/index.html