Blink Health Pharmacy
14515 North Outer 40 Road Suite 350
Chesterfield, MO 63017-5791
Broadway Health Provider Group, P.A., Broadway Health Provider Group of DE, P.A., Broadway Provider Group of KS, P.A., Broadway Provider Group of NJ, P.C., and Broadway Provider Group of CA, P.C.
536 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10012
YOUR INFORMATION. YOUR RIGHTS. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
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.
You have the right to:
- Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record
- Correct your paper or electronic medical record
- Request confidential communication
- Ask us to limit the information we share
- Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
- Get a copy of this privacy notice
- Choose someone to act for you
- File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated
You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:
- Tell family and friends about your condition
- Provide disaster relief
- Include you in a hospital directory
- Provide mental health care
- Market our services and sell your information
- Raise funds
OUR USES & DISCLOSURES
We may use and share your information as we:
- Treat you
- Run our organization
- Bill for your services
- Help with public health and safety issues
- Do research
- Comply with the law
- Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
- Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
- Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
- Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
- Share with Business Associates
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you. You are required to submit a written request related to these rights to the Privacy Officer as described below.
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
- You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. To do so, you must submit your request in writing to the Privacy Officer at the address provided at the end of this notice. If your medical record is maintained electronically, you may receive such electronic protected health information in the electronic form and format you request if it is readily producible or, if not, in a readable electronic form and format agreed to by you and Blink Health.
- We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.
- In certain limited circumstances, we may deny, in writing, your request to obtain a copy of your health record. In certain instances, you may request a review of the denial.
Ask us to correct your medical record
- You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this.
Request confidential communications
- You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.
- We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests and notify you appropriately.
- To request confidential communications by alternative means or at an alternative location, submit your request in writing to the Privacy Officer at the address provided at the end of this notice. Your written request should state the reason(s) for your request and the alternative means by or location at which you would like to receive your health information. If appropriate, your request should state that the disclosure of all or part of your health information by non-confidential communications could endanger you.
Ask us to limit what we use or share
- You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care.
- If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.
- You must submit your request in writing to the Privacy Officer at the address provided at the end of this notice, and advise us as to what information you seek to limit, and how and/or to whom you would like the limit(s) to apply. We will notify you in writing as to whether we agree to your request. We will also notify you in writing if we terminate an agreement to the limitations you requested.
Get a copy of this privacy notice
- You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.
Choose someone to act for you
- If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.
- We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
- You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information on page 1.
- You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/.
- We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
- Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care
- Share information in a disaster relief situation
- Include your information in a hospital directory
If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.
In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:
- Marketing purposes
- Sale of your information
- Most sharing of psychotherapy notes
In the case of fundraising:
- We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.
OUR USES AND DISCLOSURES
How do we typically use or share your health information?
Except as described in this section, as provided for by federal, state or local law, or as you have otherwise authorized, we only use and share your health information to provide you with medical treatment or services. The uses and disclosures that do not require your written authorization are described below. We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.
- We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
- EXAMPLE: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
Run our organization
- We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
- EXAMPLE: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
Bill for your services
- We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
- EXAMPLE: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html.
Help with public health and safety issues
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
- Preventing disease
- Helping with product recalls
- Reporting adverse reactions to medications
- Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
- Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety
- Under certain circumstances, we can use or share your information for research purposes, as long as the procedures required by law to protect the privacy of the research data are followed.
Comply with the law
- We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
- We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
- We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:
- For workers’ compensation claims
- For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
- With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
- For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
- We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
Share with Business Associates
- We may disclose health information about you to “business associates” who provide services to or on behalf of us. Our business associates have the same obligation to keep your health information confidential as we do. We must require our business associates to ensure that your health information is protected from unauthorized use or disclosure.
- We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
- We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
- We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
- We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.
For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/ consumers/noticepp.html.
CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF THIS NOTICE
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.
Other Relevant Information for Notice
The Effective Date of this Notice is June 15, 2018.
Date Revised and Posted: June 20, 2019
The Privacy Officer can be contacted in the following two ways:
- Through our Compliance Hotline at (866) 725-4654
- Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also mail a letter addressed to the following person and address:
Blink Health Pharmacy / Broadway Provider Group
536 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10012