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Purpose of this Notice: Guided Life Care Planning Services is required by law to maintain the privacy of certain confidential health care information, known as Protected Health Information or PHI, and to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your PHI. This notice describes your legal rights, advises you of our privacy practices, and lets you know how Guided Life Care Planning Services is permitted to use and disclose PHI about you.
For treatment - This includes such things as verbal and written information that we obtain about you and use pertaining to your medical condition and treatment provided to you by us and other medical personnel (including doctors and nurses who give orders to allow us to provide treatment to you). It also includes information we give to other health care personnel to whom we transfer your care and treatment, and includes transfer of PHI via radio or telephone to the hospital or dispatch center.
For payment - - This includes any activities we must undertake in order to get reimbursed for the services we provide to you, including such things as organizing your PHI and submitting bills to insurance companies (either directly or through a third party billing company), management of billed claims for services rendered, medical necessity determinations and reviews, utilization review, and collection of outstanding accounts.
For health care operations - - This includes quality assurance activities, licensing, and training programs to ensure that our personnel meet our standards of care and follow established policies and procedures, as well as certain other management functions.
Reminders for scheduled life care planning and information on other services - We may also contact you to provide you with a reminder of any scheduled appointments for any guided life care planning services transactions, or provider information about other services we provide.
Uses and Disclosures of PHI Without Your Authorization: Guided Life Care Planning Services is permitted to use PHI without your written authorization, or opportunity to object in certain situations, including:
Any other use or disclosure of PHI, other than those listed above will only be made with your written authorization, (the authorization must specifically identify the information we seek to use or disclose, as well as when and how we seek to use or disclose it). You may revoke your authorization at any time, in writing, except to the extent that we have already used or disclosed medical information in reliance on that authorization.
Patient Rights: As a patient, you have a number of rights with respect to the protection of your PHI, including:
The right to access, copy or inspect your PHI - This means you may come to our office and inspect and copy most of the medical information about you that we maintain. We will normally provide you with access to .this information within 30 days of your request. We may also charge you a reasonable fee for you to copy any medical information that you have the right to access. In limited circumstances, we may deny you access to your medical information, and you may appeal certain types of denials.
We have available forms to request access to your PHI and we will provide a written response if we deny you access and let you know your appeal rights. If you wish to inspect and copy your medical information, you should contact the privacy officer listed at the end of this notice.
The right to amend your PHI - You have the right to ask us to amend written medical information that we may have about you. We will generally amend your information within 60 days of your request and will notify you when we have amended the information. We are permitted by law to deny your request to amend your medical information only in certain circumstances, such as when we believe the information you have asked us to amend is correct. If you wish to request that we amend the medical information that we have about you, you should contact the privacy officer listed at the end of this Notice
The right to request that we restrict the uses and disclosures of your PHI - You have the right to request that we restrict how we use and disclose your medical information that we have about you for treatment, payment or health care operations, or to restrict the information that is provided to family, friends and other individuals involved in your health care. But if you request a restriction and the information you asked us to restrict is needed to provide you with emergency treatment, then we may us the PHI or disclose the PHI to a health care provider to provide you with emergency treatment. Guided Life Care Planning Services is not required to agree to any restrictions you request, but any restrictions agreed to by Guided Life Care Planning Services are binding on Guided Life Care Planning Services.
Internet, electronic mail, and the right to obtain copy of paper notice on request - If we maintain a web site, we will prominently post a copy of this Notice on our Web site and make the Notice available electronically through the web site. If you allow us, we will forward you this Notice by electronic mail instead of on paper and you may always request a paper copy of the Notice.
Revisions to the Notice - Guided Life Care Planning Services reserves-the right to change the terms of this Notice at any time, and the changes will be effective immediately and will apply to all protected health information that we maintain. Any material changes to the notice will be promptly posted in our facilities and posted to our web site, if. we maintain one. You can get a copy of the latest version of this Notice by contacting the Privacy Officer identified below.
Your legal rights and complaints - The law gives you the right to be notified in the event of an unauthorized disclosure of your PHI. Upon discovery of any unauthorized disclosure of your PHI, we will notify you of such a breach. You also have the right to complain to us, or to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated. You will not be retaliated against in any way for filing a complaint with us or to the government. Should you have any questions, comments or complaints you may direct all inquiries to the privacy officer listed at the end of this notice. Individuals will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint.
If you have any questions or if you wish to file a complaint or exercise any rights listed in the notice, please contact:
GLCPS is pleased to announce the launch of our new website.
Our annual conference of the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP) in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida, offers both learning and networking both for the new life care planner as well as the seasoned. It will focus on the art of nurse life care planning by offering unique topics such as pediatric massage, music therapy, cost resources, and more.>
The online community in which life care planning and case management professionals can share information about practice management, professional development and challenging case issues.
It's official we are now approved vendors for Florida Department of Education: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, providing vocational services. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. To find a VR office near you, visit their office directory Web page
We will be apart of the Health & Wellness vendors group for the 3rd annual Bouchard Insurance 5K in beautiful Safety Harbor, Florida. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Gramatica Family Foundation and their mission to build homes for combat wounded veterans in the Tampa Bay Area. For more information : Visit the Webiste
We are a proud member of the Valrico/Fishawk Chamber of Commerce, and we are looking forward to networking, learning, and serving in our beloved community!