HIPAA Privacy Policy


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. If you have any questions about this notice, please contact Albert Graziosa M.D., P.C. at (718) 931-0050. This notice describes the privacy practices at our office.

We are required by law to:
Maintain the privacy of protected health information
Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices regarding your health information
Follow the terms of the notice currently in effect.
How we may use and disclose your health information

Described as follows are the ways we may use and disclose your health information. Except for the following purposes we will use and disclose your health information only with your written permission. You may revoke such permission at any time by writing to Albert Graziosa M.D., PC

Treatment. We may use and disclose your health information for your treatment and to provide you with treatment-related health care services. For example, we may disclose your health information to doctors, nurses, technicians, or other personnel, including people outside our office, who are involved in your medical care and need the information to provide you with medical care.

Payment. We may use and disclose your health information so that others or we may bill and receive payment from you, an insurance company, or a third party for the treatment and services you received. For example, we may give information to your health plan so that they will pay for your treatment.

Health Care Operations. We may use and disclose your health information to evaluate and improve our medical care and to operate and manage our office. For example, we may use and disclose information to a peer review organization or a health plan that is evaluating our care. We may also share information with others that have a relationship with you for their health care operation activities.

Appointment Reminders, Treatment Alternatives, and Health-Related Benefits and Services. We may use and disclose your health information to contact you and remind you of your appointment, to tell you about treatment alternatives or health-related benefits and services you could use.

Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care. When appropriate, we may share your health information with a person involved in, or paying for, your care (such as your family or a close friend). We may notify your family about your location or condition or disclose such information to an entity assisting in disaster relief.

Research. We may use and disclose your health information for research. For example, a research project may involve comparing the health of patients who received one treatment to those who received another for the same condition. Before we do so, the project needs to go through a special approval process. Even without special approval, we may permit researchers to look at records to help identify patients who may be included in their research, as long as they do not remove or copy any of your health information.

As Required by Law. We will disclose your health information when required to do so by international, federal, state or local law.

To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety. We may use and disclose your health information when necessary to prevent a serious threat to the health and safety of you, another person, or the public. Disclosures will be made only to someone who can prevent the threat.

Business Associates. We may disclose your health information to our business associates that perform functions on our behalf or provide us with services if necessary. For example, we may use another company to perform billing services on our behalf. All of our business associates are obligated to protect the privacy of your information and are not allowed to use or disclose the information for any other purpose than appears in their contract with us.

Military and Veterans. If you are a member of the armed forces, we may release your health information as required by military command authorities. If you are a member of a foreign military we may release your health information to the foreign military command authority.

Worker's Compensation. We may release your health information for worker's compensation or similar programs that provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness.

Public Health Risks. We may disclose your health information for public health activities to prevent or control disease, injury or disability. We may use your health information in reporting births or deaths, suspected child abuse or neglect, medication reactions or product malfunctions or injuries, and product recall notifications. We may use your health information to notify someone who may have been exposed to a disease or may be at risk for contracting or spreading a disease or condition. If we are concerned that a patient may have been a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence we may ask your permission to make a disclosure to an appropriate government authority. We will make that disclosure only when you agree or when required or authorized to do so by law.

Health Oversight Activities. We may disclose your health information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These may include audits, investigations, inspections, and licensure. These activities are necessary to for the government to monitor the health care system, government programs, and compliance with civil rights laws.

Lawsuits and Disputes. If you are involved in a lawsuit or dispute, we may disclose your health information in response to a court or administrative order. We may disclose your health information in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process by someone else involved in the dispute, but only if efforts have been made to tell you about the request or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.

Law Enforcement. We may release your health information request by law enforcement official if 1) there is a court order, subpoena, warrant, summons or similar process; 2) if the request is limited to information needed to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person; 3) the information is about the victim of a crime even if, under certain very limited circumstances, we are unable to obtain your agreement; 4) the information is about a death that may be the result of criminal conduct; 5) the information is relevant to criminal conduct on our premises; and 6) it is needed in an emergency to report a crime, the location of a crime or victims, or the identity, description, or location of the person who may have committed the crime.

Coroners, Medical Examiners, and Funeral Directors. We may release your health information to a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director to identify a deceased person or cause of death, or other similar circumstance.

National Security and Intelligence Activities. We may disclose your health information to authorized federal officials for intelligence and other national security activities authorized by law.

Inmates or Individuals in Custody. If you are an inmate of a correctional institution or in custody we may disclose your information 1) for the institution to provide you with health care, 2) to protect your health and safety or that of others, and 3) for the safety and security of the institution.

YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION

Right to Inspect and Copy. You have the right to inspect and copy your medical and billing records by written request to Albert Graziosa M.D., P.C. 

Right to Amend. You have the right to request an amendment to your records by written request to Albert Graziosa M.D., P.C.

Right to an Accounting Of Disclosures. You have a right to an accounting of certain disclosures by written request to Albert Graziosa M.D., P.C.

Right to Request Restrictions. You have the right to request restriction or limitation on your health information used for treatment, payment or health care operations. You may request us to limit disclosure to someone involved in your care or in payment for your care (such as a spouse) by written request to Albert Graziosa M.D., P.C. We are not required to agree with your request, but we will try to comply.

Right to Request Confidential Communication. You have the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location. You can ask, for example, that we contact you only by mail or at work. Your written request must specify how or where you wish to be contacted and be addressed to Albert Graziosa M.D., P.C. We will accommodate reasonable requests.

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE

We may change this notice and make it effective for medical information we already have about you as well as new information. The current notice will be posted and available at all times. You have a right to request a paper copy of the current notice at any visit or by written request to Albert Graziosa M.D., P.C.

Albert Graziosa M.D., P.C.
3611A East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, New York 10465
(718) 931-0050

 

 

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Albert Graziosa M.D., PC Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Albert Graziosa M.D., PC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Albert Graziosa M.D., PC also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Albert Graziosa M.D., PC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Albert Graziosa M.D., PC for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Albert Graziosa M.D., PC Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Albert Graziosa M.D., PC public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Albert Graziosa M.D., PC does not read any of your private online communications.

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Albert Graziosa M.D., PC so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Albert Graziosa M.D., PC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Albert Graziosa M.D., PC and Albert Graziosa M.D., PC family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC collects and uses your personal information to operate the Albert Graziosa M.D., PC Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Albert Graziosa M.D., PC also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Albert Graziosa M.D., PC and its affiliates. Albert Graziosa M.D., PC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Albert Graziosa M.D., PC may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Albert Graziosa M.D., PC may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Albert Graziosa M.D., PC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Albert Graziosa M.D., PC, in order to determine what Albert Graziosa M.D., PC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Albert Graziosa M.D., PC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Albert Graziosa M.D., PC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Albert Graziosa M.D., PC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Albert Graziosa M.D., PC, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Albert Graziosa M.D., PC Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Albert Graziosa M.D., PC pages, or register with Albert Graziosa M.D., PC site or services, a cookie helps Albert Graziosa M.D., PC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Albert Graziosa M.D., PC Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Albert Graziosa M.D., PC features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Albert Graziosa M.D., PC services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Albert Graziosa M.D., PC secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Albert Graziosa M.D., PC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Albert Graziosa M.D., PC is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Albert Graziosa M.D., PC welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Albert Graziosa M.D., PC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Albert Graziosa M.D., PC at itdept@albertgraziosamdpc.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.