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.
Wyoming Eye Associates, LLC understands that your medical and health information is personal. Protecting your health information is important. We follow strict federal and state laws that require us to maintain the confidentiality of your health information.
When you receive care from Wyoming Eye Associates, LLC we may use your health information for treating you, billing for services, and conducting our normal business known as health care operations. Examples of how we use your information include:
We keep records of the care and services provided to you. Health care providers use these records to deliver quality care to meet your needs. For example, your doctor may share your health information with a specialist who will assist in your treatment. Some health records, including some confidential communications with a mental health professional and some substance abuse records, may have additional restrictions on the use and disclosure under state and federal laws.
We keep billing records that include payment information and documentation of the services provided to you. Your information may be used to obtain payment from you, your insurance company, or other third party. We may also contact your insurance company to verify coverage for your care or to notify them of upcoming services that may need prior notice or approval. For example, we may disclose information about the services provided to you to claim and obtain payment from your insurance company.
We use health information to improve the quality of care, train staff, provide customer service, manage costs, conduct required business duties, and make plans to better serve our community. For example, we may use your health information to evaluate the quality of treatment and services provided by our doctors, ophthalmic technicians, and other health care workers.
We may also use your health information to:
For more information about the practices and rights described in this notice please contact our staff at the phone number and address at the bottom of this notice.
There are limited situations when we are permitted or required to disclose health information without your signed authorization. These situations are:
You have a right to:
Wyoming Eye Associates, LLC is required by law to:
This notice describes the privacy practices of Wyoming Eye Associates, LLC as well as the employees and volunteers at the following Offices owned and operated by Wyoming Eye Associates, LLC:
If you would like further information about your privacy rights, are concerned that your privacy rights have been violated, or disagree with a decision that we made about access to your health information, contact: Wyoming Eye Associates, LLC at 4400 East 2nd St, Casper, WY 82609. Phone: 307-439-0100.
We will investigate all complaints and will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint. You may also file a written complaint with the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.