Alaska Implants and Anchorage Midtown Dental Center understand that medical information about you and your health is personal Protected Health Information or PHI, and we are fully committed to protecting your medical information to the best of our abilities. PHI includes individually identifiable information about your past, present and future health or condition, the provision of health care to you, or payment for such health care.
Alaska Implants may use or disclose PHI about you for treatment, payment and health care operations.
Alaska Implants will use and disclose your PHI to provide, coordinate or manage your dental health care and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your dental health care with a third party. For example, your protected health information may be provided to a dentist or physician to whom you have been referred to ensure that the health care professional has the necessary information to diagnose and treat you.
Your protected health information will be used, as needed, to obtain payment for health care services. For example, obtaining approval for a hospital stay may require that your relevant protected health information be disclosed to the health plan in order to obtain approval for the hospital admission.
Alaska Implants may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information in order to support the business activities of your dentist’s practice. These activities include, but are not limited to, quality assessment activities, employee review activities and conducting or arranging for other business activities. We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information to support the business activities of this practice. In addition, we may use a sign-in sheet at the registration desk where you will be asked to sign your name and indicate the dentist. We may also call you by name in the waiting room when your Implant AK dentist is ready to see you. We may use or disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to contact you to remind you of your appointment. We may call your home and leave a message (either via voicemail or with a person answering the phone) in order to remind you of an upcoming appointment, the need to schedule an appointment or to call our office. We may also mail a postcard reminder to your home address. If you would prefer that we call or contact you at another telephone number or location, please let us know.
Implant AK may use or disclose your protected health information in the following situations without your authorization. These situations include: as required by law, public health issues required by law, communicable diseases, health oversight, abuse or neglect, food and drug administration requirements, legal proceedings, coroners, funeral directors, law enforcement, organ donation, research, criminal activity, military activity, as well as national security. Under the law, we must make disclosures to you and when required by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance with the requirements of HIPAA.
Other permitted and Required Uses and disclosures will be made solely with your consent, authorization or opportunity to object unless required by law.
You may revoke this authorization, at any time, in writing, except to the extent that your physician’s practice has taken an action in reliance on the use or disclosure indicated in the authorization.