This notice describes our privacy practices concerning sharing of your personal health information. We protect your confidentiality in accordance with federal and Indiana state law. Your treatment records with Desert Sands Medical Clinics are confidential. However, Desert Sands Medical Clinics may share your information without your prior authorization in the following situations:
• Your treatment. Desert Sands Medical Clinics may share your health information to provide, manage, and coordinate your care, including sharing your information with medical providers within Desert Sands Medical Clinics as well as providers outside of Desert Sands Medical Clinics.
• Payment. Desert Sands Medical Clinics may share personal information to collect payment for products and services.
• Health care operations. Desert Sands Medical Clinics may share your information for the purposes of health care operations, including but not limited to quality assessment and improvement, development of clinical guidelines, management and care coordination, review of provider competence, medical review, auditing, fraud detection, and business management.
In addition to these purposes, you may also authorize release of your information to third-parties by completing and signing the authorization form, available per patient request.