Policies/Privacy

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

West Houston Radiology’s privacy notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. We encourage all of our patients to review this policy carefully.

Legal Responsibilities

West Houston Radiology is required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information, provide you with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your protected health information and abide by the terms of the notice currently in effect.

Uses and Disclosures of Health Information

West Houston Radiology uses your protected health information for treatment, obtaining payment for treatment, and conducting its health care operations. For example, West Houston Radiology will use your medical information to perform requested diagnostic or treatment services and provide your treating physician with a radiology report. We may share your medical information with your insurance company and our billing department. We may use your protected health information to perform quality assurance and arrange for accreditation organizations to evaluate our practice. West Houston Radiology may use your protected health information to contact you to provide appointment reminders or to share with you health-related services that might be of interest to you.

West Houston Radiology will obtain written authorization before disclosing your protected health information. If you provide us with a written authorization to release your information for any reason, you may later revoke that authorization to stop future disclosures at any time.

Patient Rights

Patients have the right to request to inspect or obtain a copy of your protected health information. Patients have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate or incomplete information in your records. Such requests must be in writing. You may also request in writing that we not use or disclose your protected health information for treatment, payment and administrative purposes except when specifically authorized by you, when required by law or in emergency circumstances.

Patient Concerns and Complaints

If you are concerned that West Houston Radiology may have violated your privacy rights or if you disagree with any decisions we have made regarding access or disclosure of your protected health information, please contact our practice privacy officer at the address listed below. You may file a complaint with the Privacy Officer. You may also send a written complaint to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. For further information on West Houston Radiology’s privacy practices, please contact:

Eric Juarez at 281.755.2722/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.