This Notice applies to the information and records we have about your health, health status, and the health care and services you receive at this office. We are required by applicable federal and state law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this Notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in this Notice while it is in effect. This Notice takes effect October 1, 2020, and will remain in effect until we amend or replace it.
If you have any questions about this Notice, complaints, or should you need to contact All About Orthodontics® Privacy Officer to comply with any provision of this Notice, please contact:
All About Orthodontics Privacy Officer
4600 East 14 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48092
Phone: (586) 999-9000
Organizations covered by Joint Notice:
All About Orthodontics Management, P.C.
All About Orthodontics Warren, P.C.
All About Orthodontics Southgate, P.C.
All About Orthodontics Livonia, P.C.
HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We may use and disclose your health information to provide you with medical treatment or services. We may also disclose your health information to other providers involved in your care
For example, your doctor may be performing a tooth extraction and may need to know if you have other health problems that could complicate your treatment. The doctor may use your health history to decide what treatment is best for you. The doctor may also tell another doctor about your condition so that doctor can help determine the most appropriate care for you.
We may use and disclose health information about you to obtain payment for health care services we or others provide to you. For example, we may need to give your health plan information about a service you received here so your health plan will pay us or reimburse you for the service. We may also tell your health plan about a treatment you are going to receive to obtain prior approval, or to determine whether your plan will cover the treatment.
For Health Care Operations
We may use and disclose health information about you in order to run the office and make sure that you and our other patients receive quality care. For example, we may use your health information to evaluate the performance of our staff in caring for you. We may also use health information about all or many of our patients to help us decide what additional services we should offer, how we can become more efficient, or whether certain new treatments are effective.
Appointment and Refill Reminders; Prescription Information
We may contact you by phone, mail, email, or other modes of communication as a reminder that you have an appointment for treatment or medical care at the office. We may also provide you with refill reminders or communicate with you about a drug or biologic that is currently prescribed to you so long as any payment we receive for making the communication is reasonably related to our cost of making the communication.
We may contact you by phone, mail, email, or other modes of communication to inform you about or recommend possible treatment options or alternatives that may be of interest to you.
Health-Related Products and Services
We may contact you by phone, mail, email, or other modes of communication to inform you about health-related products or services that may be of interest to you.
We may contact you by phone, mail, email or other modes of communication to ask you to participate in patient satisfaction surveys, or to provide you with other quality