HIPAA NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of your medical information, and are required by law to do so. This notice describes how we may use your medical information at TENET FLORIDA PHYSICIAN SERVICES II, LLC and how we may disclose it to others outside of TENET FLORIDA PHYSICIAN SERVICES II, LLC. This notice also describes the rights you have concerning your own medical information. Please review it carefully and let us know if you have questions.

Permissible Uses and Disclosures without Your Written Authorization

Treatment: We may use your medical information to provide you with medical services and supplies. We may also disclose your medical information to others who need that information to treat you, such as doctors, physician assistants, nurses, medical and nursing students, technicians, therapists, emergency service and medical transportation providers, medical equipment providers, and others involved in your care.

For example, we will allow other physicians treating you to have access to your Practice medical record. To assure that your other treatment providers have quick access to your latest health information, we may participate in a community-based electronic health information exchange. We also may use and disclose your medical information to contact you to remind you of an upcoming appointment, to inform you about possible treatment options or alternatives, or to tell you about health-related services available to you, or to perform follow-up calls to monitor your care experience.

Family Members and Others Involved in Your Care: We may disclose your medical information to a family member or friend who is involved in your medical care, or to someone who helps to pay for your care. We also may disclose your medical information to disaster relief organizations to help locate a family member or friend in a disaster. During visits with family members and other visitors, let your physician and Practice personnel know if you do not want them to disclose your medical information during the visit.

Payment: We may use and disclose your medical information to get paid for the medical services and supplies we provide to you. For example, your health plan or Health Insurance Company may ask to see parts of your medical record before they will pay us for your treatment.

Practice Operations: We may use and disclose your medical information if it is necessary to improve the quality of care we provide to patients or to run the Practice. We may use your medical information to conduct quality improvement activities, to obtain audit, accounting or legal services, or to conduct business management and planning. For example, we may look at your medical record to evaluate the care provided by Practice personnel, your doctors, or other health care professionals.

Health Information Organizations: Your PHI may be used and disclosed with other health care providers or other health care entities for treatment, payment and health care operations purposes, as permitted by law, through a Health Information Organization. A list of Health Information Organizations in whi