Privacy Policy

Notice of Privacy Policy

Caruso PT is required by the HIPPA Privacy Rule to maintain the privacy of your personal health information and inform you of our policies. You have the right to be informed of your privacy rights as it relates to PHI. We may change our policies at any time, however if we make changes a new policy will be posted.

Your personal health information may be used in the following ways:

  • Treatment: Clinical staff or other medical providers involved in your care will have access to your PHI to allow coordination, management and implementation of treatment. For example, we will provide our plan of care to your referring provider for certification of plan of care.
  • Payment: Our billing company will be provided with PHI for purpose of billing insurance, collection of payment and when necessary third party collection services.
  • To the covering insurance company to allow coverage of treatment/authorization of treatment that you will be receiving.
  • Federal/State government agencies to aid in the investigations, audits, or other uses in compliance with the law. You will be notified of any such uses or disclosures. These include, but are not limited to, public health, communicable diseases, health over-site, abuse/neglect, food and drug administration, legal proceedings, law enforcement, and worker’s compensation.
  • Healthcare Operations: Including business activities such as quality assessment activities, employee review activities, training of students and conducting other business activities.

Your written permission will be required for other uses/disclosures of PHI, unless otherwise permitted or required by law. You can revoke or alter this permission at any time in writing.

Patient rights in regards to PHI:

  • Ask to see or receive a copy of your health claim records/PHI for as long as we maintain the information. There may be a fee associated.
  • Request that health and claim records be corrected/completed or amended if you feel the information is incorrect/incomplete. This request should be in writing.
  • Request a restriction of PHI for the purposes of treatment, payment or healthcare operations, to family members/friends. These requests should be specific as to the restriction and who the restriction applies.
  • Request that you be contacted with confidential information in a specific manner
  • Request a list of all disclosures for the past 6 years.
  • Receive a printed copy of this notice.

If you have questions about your rights, the way we use/disclose your PHI, need additional information, or would like to file a complaint, please contact our privacy officer, Carrie Caruso-Rahn at the clinic or through email at CarusoPT1@gmail.com.