Effective July 1, 2022
At New Definition Health LLC, we understand that health information about you is very personal and we are mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") to protect your health information. We create a record for the care and services you receive from us, and this record helps to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This Notice applies to all of the records of your that are generated by us, and informs you about the ways in which we may use and disclose information about you. We also describe your rights to the health information we keep about you, and describe certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of your health information.
New Definition Health will take every reasonable action to protect your health care information including the protection of your verbal, written, and electronic protected health information ("e-PHI") using all means necessary while ensuring that the information is readily available to the providers that deliver your health care. "Protected health information" is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services. New Definition Health implements appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect your health information across the company from unintended or unauthorized use, disclosure, modification or loss.
Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information for Treatment: Your PHI may be used and disclosed by New Definition Health staff and others outside of our offices that are involved in the delivery of health care services and benefits. Your protected information may also be used and disclosed to pay your health care bills and to support New Definition Health operations.
Following are examples of the types of uses and disclosures of your protected health care information that we are permitted to make. These examples are not meant to be exhaustive, but to describe the types of uses and disclosures that may be made.
Uses of Disclosures of PHI based upon your written authorization
Required by law
Health Care Operations
Public Health Activities
Abuse or Neglect
Others Involved in Your Health Care
Your Rights Regarding Health Information About You: Following are your rights with respect to your protected health information. You may excersize any of these rights by contacting us as described at the end of this Notice.
The right to inspect and/or copy your protected health information.
The right to request a restriction of your protected health information.
The right to restrict release of information for certain services.
The right to request and receive confidential communications.
The right to have New Definition Health amend your PHI.
The right to receive accounting of certain disclosures we have made, if any of your PHI.
The right to breach notification.
The right to obtain a paper copy of this notice from us.
We Are Required By Law To:
Make sure that health information identifies you is kept private.
Give you this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to health information about you.
Follow the terms of Notice that is currently in effect.
Your Medical Records:
The original copy of your and/or electronic medical record is the property of New Definition Health. You may request a copy of your records to be transferred by completing a medical records release form. As allowed by Florida state law, there will be a fee for providing you with this service. We require 14 business days from the date of your request to prepare and send your records unless the records are for urgent life-threatening health issues.Changes to this Notice:
We reserve the right to change this Notice. We will post a copy of the current notice on our website with the current effective date.Complaints:
If you have a question about this Notice, or you wish to exercise your rights described in this Notice, or you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may contact us at: New Definition Health, LLC - 1688 Meridian Ave, Ste. 700, Miami Beach, FL 33139 or (786) 254-41280. For complete, detailed information regarding privacy laws, visit www.cms.gov/hipaa
. All complains must be submitted in writing. You will not be penalized for filing a complain. A complain may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Permission to Share your Health Information:
We are required to follow certain federal guidelines and laws regarding the confidentiality of your personal health information. One of these prevents us from discussing anything in your medical file with anyone other than yourself or other medical personnel involved in your care. If you would like to discuss personal information with your significant other, family members, or any other individuals, please provide their name and relationship to you by contacting a staff member in our office.