Privacy Notice

HIPAA Privacy Policy

Patient Rights: Patients cared for in this office by professional and support staff have the right to privacy regarding their care and treatment. This right of privacy means that the patient's diagnoses, treatment, medical records and financial/payment information are to be viewed judiciously only by those persons required to view them in the course of either caring for the patient, appropriate billing or insurance procedures, or responding to a properly submitted request for medical records. The personnel in this office will not discuss the particulars of a patient nor their health or financial information among themselves or with anyone else except on a need-to-know basis or as required by the proper performance of their job. Every reasonable effort will be made to prevent unauthoriz
ed persons from having access to any patient's records or personal information. Every reasonable effort will be made to prevent access by employees to portions of the patient's information that are not pertinent to the employee's job performance. Personnel whose job description includes patient care might not have access to to billing/payment information or might not have access to the entire medical record; similarly, personnel whose job entails billing or insurance may have access to payment information and certain parts of the personal information but not all parts. The Compliance Officer in this office has the responsibility to correct any known violation and may be contacted personally, by letter, e-mail or telephone. A reasonable effort will be made to correct any weakness in an ever changing system.
This office is in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. No magnetic or electronic financial record is retained by this office.

Patient Responsibilities: Patients are expected to provide accurate information regarding personal information (name, address, telephone number(s), employer, marital status, insurance coverage, etc.); health related information (prior medical history, current medications, current medical conditions/symptoms, and treatment concerns, etc.) along with any updates or changes in a timely manner. Patients are expected to respect the rights of other patients regarding privacy by bringing to our attention any deliberate or unwitting violation of privacy by an employee or anyone else of whom they may be aware. Patients are expected to generally respect the privacy of others by not using or discussing any private information inadvertently overheard or viewed in our office (incidental disclosure) .

We make every effort to protect your personal information whether personal health information, insurance or financial. A copy of our HIPAA notice is on file at or office location and is supplied to every patient. The Compliance Officer is:
 Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
344 Summit Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601.
 Phone 201-525-0707. E-mail camaniadc@aol.com

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