Ronald Chusid, D.O.  1762 E. Oak Ave.  Muskegon , MI  (231) 773-3258                                                 Site Map

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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.