THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN ACCESS THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. This Notice of Privacy Practices is being provided to you as a requirement of a federal law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Each time you visit a hospital, doctor, or other health care provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains your symptoms, examination, test results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This health information often referred to as your medical record, serves as a basis for planning your care and treatment. Your medical record is an essential means of communication between the many health care professionals who contribute to your care. Understanding what is in your record and how your health information is used and may be disclosed allows you to be an informed health care consumer.
This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information (PHI). Your "protected health information" (PHI) refers to the information contained in your medical record regarding your physical or mental health. This also includes demographic information used to identify you. This Notice of Privacy Practices also describes your rights to access and control your PHI.
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If you feel that your privacy rights have been violated by DMOS, you may submit a complaint to our Privacy Officer by sending it to:
Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C.
6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
ATTN: Privacy Officer
The Privacy Officer can be contacted by telephone at 515-224-1414.