2.0 Medical Concepts and its affiliates comply with the requirements set forth by U.S. privacy, copyright, and disclosure regulations.
(1) Current, former, and prospective partners, principals, and employees (collectively "Personnel") in connection with the Personnel relationship;
(2) personal information regarding clients and their personnel and customers in connection with the client relationship, such as the delivery of services and the administration of the client relationship; and
(3) personal information regarding third parties (such as service providers and contractors) and their personnel in connection with the management and administration of the business relationships with such third parties.
2.0 Medical Concepts and its partners are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the United States Federal Trade Commission. 2.0 Medical Concepts may be required to disclose personal information to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal, regulatory, or national security obligations or requests.
Notice of Privacy Practices
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Effective Date: August 21, 2019
2.0 Medical Concepts provides medical treatments and therapies for its patients through licensed medical providers, laboratory testing services, as well as advice-only consultations.
Who will follow this notice
This notice describes the practices of 2.0 Medical Concepts.
Any health care professional authorized to enter information into your medical record maintained by 2.0 Medical Concepts.
Any persons or companies with whom 2.0 Medical Concepts contracts for services to help operate the practice and who have access to your medical information.
All these persons, entities, sites, and locations follow the terms of this notice. In addition, these persons, entities, sites, and locations may share medical information with each other for treatment, payment, or health care operations purposes and other purposes described in this notice.
Our pledge regarding medical information
2.0 Medical Concepts believes that protecting your private information is one of our top priorities. From the moment you contact us, whether by phone, in person, or online, we do everything possible to guard your personal information. We abide by all state and federal laws regulating medical privacy including HIPAA and HITECH. We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting medical information about you. We create a record of the care and services you receive from 2.0 Medical Concepts. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This notice applies to all the records of your care and billing for that care that are generated or maintained by 2.0 Medical Concepts, whether made by 2.0 Medical Concepts personnel or other health care providers. Other health care providers may have different policies or notices about confidentiality and disclosure that apply to your medical information that is created in their offices or at locations other than 2.0 Medical Concepts. This notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose medical information about you. We also describe your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of your medical information. By using our services, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
We are required by law to:
Make sure that medical information that identifies you is kept private;
Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices at 2.0 Medical Concepts, and your legal rights, with respect to medical information about you; and
Follow the terms of the notice that is currently in effect.
How we may use and disclose medical information about you
The following categories describe different ways that we use and disclose medical information. Not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all of the ways we are permitted to use and disclose information will fall within one of these categories.
For Treatment. We may use medical information about you to arrange or coordinate medical treatment or medical services through professional, licensed medical service providers. We may disclose medical information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, or other personnel who are involved in your treatment. For example, a practitioner treating you for a testosterone deficiency may need to know if you have diabetes because diabetes may affect the treatment plan. We also may disclose medical information about you to people outside 2.0 Medical Concepts who may be involved in your medical care after you have been treated by 2.0 Medical Concepts, such as friends, family members, or employees or medical staff members of any hospital or skilled nursing facility to which you are transferred or subsequently admitted. After receiving your written consent for release of records to the parties that you specify, or as required by law.
For Payment. We may use and disclose medical information about you so that the treatment and services you receive through, or organized by, 2.0 Medical Concepts may be billed by 2.0 Medical Concepts and payment may be collected from you, an insurance company, or a third party. For example, we may disclose information about you to another health care provider, such as a hospital or skilled nursing facility to which you are admitted, for their payment activities concerning you. After receiving your written consent for release of records to the parties that you specify, or as required by law. Currently, 2.0 Medical Concepts does not accept insurance of any kind.
Appointment Reminders. We may use and disclose your medical information to notify you of upcoming appointments. Unless you object, these reminders may be communicated by phone, text, or email.
Treatment Alternatives. We may use and disclose medical information to tell you about or recommend different treatment options.
Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care. We may release medical information about you to a friend or family member who is involved in your medical care. This would include persons named in any durable health care power of attorney or similar document provided to us. We may also give information to someone who helps pay for some or all of your care. In addition, we may disclose medical 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. You can object to these releases by telling us that you do not wish any or all individuals involved in your care to receive this information. If you are not present or cannot agree or object, we will use our professional judgment to decide whether it is in your best interest to release relevant information to someone who is involved in your care or to an entity assisting in a disaster relief effort.
Health Oversight: We may disclose protected health information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law, such as audits, investigations and inspections. Oversight agencies seeking this information include government agencies that oversee the health care system, government benefit programs, other government regulatory programs and civil rights laws.
Food and Drug Administration: We may disclose your protected health information to a person or company required by the Food and Drug Administration to report adverse events, product defects or problems, biologic product deviations; to track products; to enable product recalls; to make repairs or replacements; or to conduct post marketing surveillance, as required.
Required by Law: We may use or disclose your protected health information when we are required to do so by law. For example, we must disclose your protected health information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services upon request for purposes of determining whether we are in compliance with federal privacy laws. We may disclose your protected health information when authorized by workers' compensation or similar laws.
Lawsuits and Disputes. If you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute, we must disclose medical information about you in response to a court or administrative order. We also may disclose medical information about you in response to a subpoena or other lawful process from someone involved in a civil dispute.
Law Enforcement. We may release without your consent medical information to a law enforcement official:
In response to a court order, warrant, summons, grand jury demand, or similar process;
To comply with mandatory reporting requirements for violent injuries, such as gunshot wounds, stab wounds, and poisonings;
In response to a request from law enforcement for certain information to help locate a fugitive, material witness, suspect, or missing person;
To report a death or injury we believe may be the result of criminal conduct
Marketing of Health-Related Products and Services.
“Marketing” means a communication for which we receive any sort of payment from a third party that encourages you to use a service or buy a product. Marketing does not include: prescription refill reminders or other information that describes a drug you currently are being prescribed or an appointment reminder or a direct solicitation from 2.0 Medical Concepts. Communications made about your treatment, such as when your physician refers you to another health care provider, generally are not marketing.
Sale of Medical Information.
We cannot and do not sell your medical information. If 2.0 Medical Concepts makes that decision 2.0 Medical Concepts will only do so by first receiving your authorization in writing. Any authorization form you sign agreeing to the sale of your medical information must state that we will receive payment of some kind disclosing your information. However, because a “sale” has a specific definition under the law, it does not include all situations in which payment of some kind is received for the disclosure. For example, a disclosure for which we charge a fee to cover the cost to prepare and transmit the information does not qualify as a “sale” of your information.
You have the following rights regarding medical information we maintain about you:
Right to Inspect and Copy.
You have the right to inspect and receive a copy of your medical record unless your attending physician determines that information in that record, if disclosed to you, would be harmful to your mental or physical health. If we deny your request to inspect and receive a copy of your medical information on this basis, you may request that the denial be reviewed. Another licensed health care professional chosen by 2.0 Medical Concepts will review your request and the denial. The person conducting the review will not be the person who denied your request. We will do what this reviewer decides.
If we have all or any portion of your medical information in an electronic format, you may request an electronic copy of those records or request that we send an electronic copy to any person or entity you designate in writing.
Your medical information is contained in records that are the property of 2.0 Medical Concepts. To inspect or receive a copy of medical information that may be used to make decisions about you, you must submit your request in writing to 2.0 Medical Concepts Management. 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, and we may collect the fee before providing the copy to you. If you agree, we may provide you with a summary of the information instead of providing you with access to it, or with an explanation of the information instead of a copy. Before providing you with such a summary or explanation, we first will obtain your agreement to pay and will collect the fees, if any, for preparing the summary or explanation.
Right to Amend.
If you feel that medical information, we have about you in your record is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend the information. You have the right to request an amendment for as long as the information is kept by or for 2.0 Medical Concepts. To request an amendment, make your request in writing to 2.0 Medical Concepts’ Management. In addition, you must provide a reason that supports your request. We may deny your request for an amendment if it is not in writing or does not include a reason to support the request. In addition, we may deny your request if you ask us to amend information that:
Was not created by us, unless the person or entity that created the information is no longer available to make the amendment;
Is not part of the medical information kept by or for 2.0 Medical Concepts;
Is not part of the information that you would be permitted to inspect and copy; or
Has been determined to be accurate and complete.
If we deny your request for an amendment, you may submit a written statement of disagreement and ask that it be included in your medical record.
Right to Request Restrictions. Except where we are required to disclose the information by law, you have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the medical information we use or disclose about you. For example, you could revoke any and all authorizations you previously gave us relating to disclosure of your medical information. We are not required to agree to your request, with the exception of restrictions on disclosures to your health plan, as described below. If we do agree, we will comply with your request unless the information is needed to provide you with emergency treatment.
To request restrictions, make your request in writing to 2.0 Medical Concepts’ Management. In your request, you must tell us (1) what information you want to limit; (2) whether you want to limit our use, disclosure, or both; and (3) to whom you want the limits to apply, for example, disclosures to your spouse.
You may request that we not disclose your medical information to your health insurance plan for some or all of the services you receive during a visit to any 2.0 Medical Concepts location. If you pay the charges for those services you do not want disclosed in full at the time of such service, we are required to agree to your request. “In full” means the amount we charge for the service, not your co-pay, coinsurance, or deductible responsibility when your insurer pays for your care. Please note that once information about a service has been submitted to your health plan, we cannot agree to your request. If you think you may wish to restrict the disclosure of your medical information for a certain service, please let us know as early in your visit as possible.
Right to Request Confidential Communications.
You have the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location. For example, you can ask that we only contact you at work or by mail, or at another mailing address other than your home address. We will accommodate all reasonable requests. We will not ask you the reason for your request. To request confidential communications, make your request in writing to Management and specify how or where you wish to be contacted.
Right to a Paper Copy of This Notice. You have the right to a paper copy of this notice or any revised notice. You may ask us to give you a copy of this notice at any time. Even if you have agreed to receive this notice electronically, you are still entitled to a paper copy of this notice. To obtain a paper copy of this notice, request a copy from 2.0 Medical Concepts Management in writing.
Changes to this notice
We reserve the right to change this notice at any time. We will post a copy of the current notice on the 2.0 Medical Concepts website. The notice will contain the effective date on the first page. If you have a previous version it is the patient’s responsibility to obtain the most current copy.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with 2.0 Medical Concepts or with the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with 2.0 Medical Concepts, contact 2.0 Medical Concepts Management by mail at 990 Westbury Road, Suite 204, Westbury, NY 11590. All complaints must be submitted in writing.
You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.
Last revised: 8/21/19