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Precision Medical Supply, Doing Business as Smiles Med Supply is an Accredited Medicare Provider. The Smiles team encourages you to view our Company info on the CMS.HHS.GOV website. The below link takes you to our profile on CMS Government Website:
HIPAA Compliance and Protected Heath Information (PHI)
Your information is important and covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Under HIPAA, all healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and business associates of HIPAA-covered entities must implement multiple safeguards to protects sensitive personal and health information.
We take our obligations very seriously and are committed to keeping your data and Protected Health Information (PHI) safe. Smiles Med Supply takes great care to comply with all laws to maintain the privacy of information that identifies you and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices regarding PHI. Smiles Med Supply will protect your PHI and make reasonable efforts to ensure the confidentiality of your PHI, as required by statute and regulation. We will also work with you to receive certain information under HIPAA.
We received the HIPAA Seal of Compliance by the Compliancy Group, the industry standard for HIPAA Compliance.
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.
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
You have the right to:
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
Ask us to correct your medical record
Request confidential communications
Ask us to limit what we use or share
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information
We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and healthcare operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.
Get a copy of this privacy notice
You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.
Choose someone to act for you
If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information. We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
You can file a complaint with us if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting our Privacy Officer.
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, contact us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
If you are not able to tell us your preference – for example, if you are unconscious, we may share your information if we believe it is in your best interest to do so. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.
In these following cases, we never share your information unless you give us written permission:
In the case of fundraising:
Our Uses and Disclosures
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways:
Bill for your services
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities. Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes.
Help with public health and safety issues
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
We can use or share your information for health research.
Comply with the law
We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, on our website, and we will mail a copy to you.