Ronald Chusid, D.O. 1762 E. Oak Ave. Muskegon , MI (231) 773-3258 Site
Medical Problems of Adults
2. Payment. Our practice may use and disclose your PHI in order to bill and collect
payment for the services and items you may receive from us. For example, we may contact
your health insurer to determine if you are eligible for benefits, and we may provide
your insurer with details regarding your treatment to determine if your insurer will
cover your treatment. We also may use and disclose your PHI to obtain payment from
third parties that may be responsible for such costs, such as family members. We
may use your PHI to bill you directly for services and items. We may disclose your
PHI to other health care providers and entities to assist in their billing and collection
efforts. Your PHI may be disclosed to collection agencies should their services be
required to collect on delinquent accounts.
3. Health care operations. Our practice may use and disclose your PHI to operate
our business. As examples of the ways in which we may use and disclose your information
for our operations, we may use your PHI to evaluate the quality of care you received
from us, or to conduct cost-management and business planning activities for our practice.
4. Appointment reminders. Our practice may use your PHI to contact you and remind
you of an appointment.
5. Release of information to family and friends involved in your care. Our practice
may release your PHI to family members, friends, and other caregivers who are involved
in your care, or who assist in taking care of you.
6. Disclosures required by law. Our practice will use and disclose your PHI when
we are required to by federal, state or local law.
D. Use and disclosure of your PHI in certain special circumstances:
The following categories describe special situations in which we may use or disclose
your identifiable health information:
1. Public health concerns. Our practice may disclose your PHI to public health authorities
that are authorized by law to collect information for the purpose of:
• Maintaining vital records, such as births and deaths
• Preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability,
• Notifying a person who may have been exposed to a disease or may be at risk for
contracting or spreading a disease,
• Reporting reactions to drugs or problems with products or devices,
• Notifying individuals if a product or device they may be using has been recalled,
• Notifying appropriate government agencies and authorities regarding the potential
abuse or neglect of a patient, including domestic violence, as authorized by law.
2. Health oversight activities. Our practice may disclose your PHI to a health oversight
agency for activities authorized by law. Oversight activities can include investigations,
inspections, audits, surveys, licensure and disciplinary actions; civil, administrative
and criminal procedures or actions; or other activities necessary for the government
to monitor government programs, compliance with civil rights laws and the health
care system in general.
3. Lawsuits and similar proceedings. Our practice may use and disclose your PHI in
response to a court or administrative order if you are involved in a lawsuit or similar
proceeding. We also may disclose your PHI in response to a discovery request, subpoena
or other lawful process by another party involved in the dispute.