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IDC Privacy Policy
 
IDC protects the privacy of your personal and dental history information.

We understand that your personal health information is very sensitive. We will not disclose information to others unless you advice us to do so, or unless the law allows us or requires us to do so.

The law protects the privacy of the health information we create and obtain in providing care and services to you. For example, your protected health information includes your symptoms, test results, diagnoses, treatment, health information from other providers, and billing and payment information related to these services. The law allows us to use and disclose your protected health information for purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations.

To obtain a copy of your personal records please send a written request via post or email us at admin@idcsg.com

 
How We May Use and Disclose Information About You
 
For Treatment: Information obtained will be recorded in your dental record and used to help decide the treatment options that are right for you. For example, your physician may need to consult with specialists about your care. Information about you would be shared with other providers to help understand your care needs but only after obtaining your approval to do so.
 
For Payment: When we request payment from your insurance company or other third party payers, they need information from us about your dental care such as diagnoses, procedures performed, or recommended treatment in order to cover the services provided to you. For example, we may need to give your employer information about the treatment you received so they can pay us or reimburse you for the procedure. We will not disclose your dental history to third party payers without your authorization unless allowed to do so by law.
 
For Health Care Operations: We may use and disclose information about you for health care operations. These disclosures are necessary to make sure that all of our patients receive quality care. For example, we may use your information to review our treatment and services and to evaluate the performance of our staff in caring for you. We may use and disclose your information to conduct or arrange for services, including quality surveys; accounting, legal, risk management and insurance services; and audit functions, including fraud and abuse detection and compliance programs.
 
Communication with Family and Friends: We may release information about you to a family member or friend who is involved in your care and/or helps pay for your care. We may disclose information about you to an entity assisting in a disaster relief effort so that your family can be notified about your condition, status, and location.
 
As Required By Law: We will disclose information about you when required to do so by law.
 
Lawsuits and Disputes: If you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute, we may disclose information about you in response to a court or administrative order. We may also disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process by someone else involved in the dispute.
 
Right of Copy: You have a right to receive a copy of your dental treatment information including medical and billing records. You must send a written request for a copy via email or regular mail. If you request a copy of the information, we may charge a fee for the costs of copying, mailing, or other supplies associated with your request. We are required by law to retain our records of the care that we provided to you and the record IDC maintains on your care is property of IDC.
 
Right to Revoke Authorization: Other uses and disclosures of your health information not covered by this notice or the laws that apply to us will be made only with your written permission. If you provide us with permission to use or disclose health information about you under these circumstances, you may revoke that permission, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your permission, we will no longer use or disclose medical information about you for the reasons covered by your written authorization. You understand that we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your permission.
 
Appointment Reminders: We may contact you as a reminder that you have an appointment for treatment at our clinic.
 
Treatment Alternatives: We may tell you about or recommend possible treatment options or alternatives that may be beneficial to you.
 
Health-Related Benefits and Services: We may tell you about health related benefits, services, or health care education classes that may be of interest to you.
 

 

Changes to This Notice
 
We reserve the right to change this notice at any time. Any revised or changed notice will be effective for any information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future.