SCMM restricts access to information to those SCMM employees who need to know that information to provide services.We also maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal and state regulations to guard your information.RIGHT TO INSPECT AND COPY PHI You have the right to look at and get a copy of your protected health information in your medical record. If you would like to review your records, you must make your request orally or in writing to the Compliance Coordinator.You will be provided with an opportunity to inspect the records within 24 hours.If you have questions about any part of this notice or if you want more information about the privacy practices at SCMM, please contact SCMM Compliance Coordinator at (518) 885-5381 ext. SCMM has the right to change this Notice of Privacy Practices as well as SCMM’s privacy policies and procedures as business needs and changes in federal and state law require.
HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS We will disclose your protected heath information in order to conduct facility operations including but not limited to quality improvement measures, business associate interactions, for the facility directory and for notification to family members.Your written authorization is required for any use or disclosure of psychotherapy notes, except: for use by the originator of the psychotherapy notes for treatment or health oversight activities; for use or disclosure to defend us in a legal action or other proceeding brought by you; to the extent required to investigate or determine our compliance with the applicable law; to the extent that such use or disclosure is required by law and the use or disclosure complies with and is limited to the relevant requirements of such law; for health oversight activities with respect to oversight of the originator of the psychotherapy notes; for disclosure to a coroner or medical examiner for the purpose of identifying a deceased person, determining cause of death, or other duties authorized by law; or if disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious or imminent threat to the health or safety of a person or the public and is made to a person or persons reasonably able to prevent or lessen the threat, including the target of the threat.Your Health Information Rights You have the following rights that deal with your medical information.It also includes information about medical treatment that you have received and about payment for health care you have received.SCMM keeps protected health information in strict confidence.SARATOGA COUNTY MAPLEWOOD MANOR 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. At SCMM, we believe in keeping your protected health information (PHI) safe.PHI includes information that we have created or received about your past, present, or future health or medical condition that could be used to identify you.For example, we disclose your PHI as required by law to respond to a court order or subpoena.We are also allowed to disclose your PHI to a government agency authorized to oversee nursing homes such as for audits or to keep our license; and for public health requirements.PAYMENT We will disclose your protected health information in order to submit your claims for payment.We may also disclose your protected health information for utilization review and management; medical necessity review; and answering complaints and appeals.All requests for non-routine disclosures are looked at on a case-by-case basis to limit the release of information to the minimum amount necessary to meet the purpose for which the request was made.You may cancel an authorization at any time, except to the extent that SCMM or another company or individual has already relied on the authorization.TREATMENT In order to care for you, we must develop a healthcare record at SCMM.