We are legally required to make our best efforts to protect the privacy of your health information. We call this protected health information (PHI) and it includes all personal health information that we may collect and disclose. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
As a patient, you have the right to understand and control the utilization of your protected health information (PHI). This is a written explanation of how Atlas Therapy, as a healthcare provider, can use, keep and disclose patient healthcare information. Atlas Therapy will ensure patient access to his/her medical record(s). Atlas Therapy will obtain consent before healthcare information is shared for treatments, payment and other healthcare operation purposes. Atlas Therapy will provide information for recourse for privacy protection violations. Patients have a right to request electronic copies of their records if their health care provider maintains records in electronic form. Patients also have the right to restrict the disclosure of some of their protected health information to a health plan when the patient has paid out of pocket in full for their care. If an email is provided, the email will not be shared or sold to any other company and will only be used at Atlas Therapy. Your provided email signifies you are willing to receive non-protected health information and you can use the unsubscribe option at any time. You must sign a separate email release form to receive PHI information.
At Atlas Therapy, we understand the importance of protecting your health information. We protect the information we collect about you by maintaining physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that meet or exceed applicable law. Within Atlas Therapy, we educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and privacy, and we train them in related policies and procedures. We also take appropriate disciplinary measures whenever necessary to enforce these rules.
Atlas Therapy is responsible for providing rehabilitation services that enable you to meet your optimal functional level. In order to provide you with the appropriate rehabilitation, Atlas Therapy needs to obtain information that enables us to provide you with responsive, rehabilitation services. Your information comes to use from a variety of sources. 1) You at the time of your first appointment when you are requested to fill out forms giving, but not limited to, information concerning your name, address, social security number, employer, insurance coverage, health history, medications, etc. 2) Your physician provides us with information concerning your treatment diagnosis when s/he orders a therapy evaluation and treatment for your medical condition. 3) Your insurance company provides verification to us of your insurance coverage.
How do we put the above information to use for you? 1) To provide the highest quality of rehabilitation services. 2) To provide you with the appropriate rehabilitation services. 3) To communicate with your physician concerning your progress in your rehabilitation program. Health information is shared with your physician to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to you. Your personal and health care information may be shared with your medical insurance company. Atlas Therapy works hard to maintain complete and accurate information about you and your health services. If you ever believe that our records contain inaccurate or incomplete information about you, please let us know immediately so that we may correct any inaccuracies.
Disclosure of your Protected Health Information (PHI) will be for purposes of treatment, payment and operations. Patient health information will be limited to the minimum necessary for the purpose of disclosure. Authorizations for disclosure of non-routine patient information will meet standards that ensure the authorization is informed and voluntary. Atlas Therapy may disclose health information without your authorization for the following: quality assurance activities, Public Health, research, judicial or administrative proceedings, limited law enforcement activities, emergency circumstances, identification of a deceased person or cause of death, facility patient directories, national defense or security.
Attn: Justin Kurpeikis
3075 Enterprise Drive, Suite 200
State College, PA 16801
You also may send a written complaint to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More information is available about compliance online at the government’s website: www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa. We will take no retaliatory action against you if you file a complaint about our privacy practices. Provided, however, this Notice of Privacy Practices shall not be construed as a contract or legally binding agreement. Any non-compliance with any provision of this Notice shall not be construed as a breach of contract, breach of confidentiality, invasion of privacy, misappropriation of name or likeness, violation of any consumer protection law, negligence or violation of any state law. By signing the Acknowledgement of Receipt of this Notice, you agree that the sole legal recourse for non-compliance by Atlas with this Notice is to file a written complaint to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and that no complaint or cause of action may be filed in any federal or state court for breach of contract, breach of confidentiality, invasion of privacy, misappropriation of name or likeness, violation of any consumer protection law, negligence or violation of any state law, or under any tort theory.