Privacy Policies

This page covers two privacy policy matters:

Website Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy policies for youngstownortho.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. The only information we collect is contact information and comments that you may send us voluntarily via email or other direct contact. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you about the reason you contacted us. We will not share your email or any other information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request. 

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new developments in our organization. 

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to the information you send us. The computers/servers in which we store information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact Mr. James R. DeCenso via telephone at (330) 758-0577, ext. 1105, or via email.


HIPAA Privacy Policy

HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) NOTICE
EFFECTIVE:  APRIL 14, 2003

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

This notice will tell you how we may use and disclose protected
health information about you.  Protected health information means any
health information about you that identifies you or for which there is a
reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify
you.  In this notice, we call all of the protected health information
“Medical Information.”

This notice will also tell you about your rights and our duties with
respect to medical information about you. In addition, it will tell you
how to complain to us if you believe we have violated your privacy
rights.

How We May Use and Disclose Medical Information About You

We use and disclose medical information about you for a number of different purposes as noted below:

TREATMENT – we may use medical information about
you to provide, coordinate or manage your healthcare and related
services by both us and other healthcare providers.  We may disclose
medical information about you to Doctors, Nurses, Hospitals and other
health facilities who become involved in your care.

PAYMENT – we may use and disclose medical
information about you so we can be paid for the services we provide to
you.  This can include billing you, your insurance company or a third
party payer.

HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS – We may use and disclose
medical information about you for our own healthcare operations.  These
are necessary for us to operate Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd.
and to maintain quality healthcare for our patients

HOW WE WILL CONTACT YOU – unless we tell you
otherwise in writing, we may contact you by either telephone or by mail,
at either your home or your workplace.

APPOINTMENT REMINDERS – we may use the information to contact you to remind you of an appointment you have with us.

TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES – we may use the information to contact you about treatment alternatives that may be of interest to you.

HEALTH RELATED BENEFITS AND SERVICES – we may use the information to contact you about health related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.

INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN YOUR CASE – we may
disclose to a family member, other relative, a close personal friend, or
any other person identified by you that is directly relevant to that
persons involvement with your care or payment related to your care.  If
there is a family member, other relative, or close personal friend that
you DO NOT want us to disclose medical information, please complete the
portion of the HIPAA form provided to you; otherwise notify, in writing,
Mary Gatesman, HIPAA Compliancy Officer, 6470 Tippecanoe Road,
Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Disaster Relief, as required by Law, public health activities,
victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence, health oversight
activities, judicial and administrative proceedings, disclosures for law
enforcement purposes, coroners and medical examiners, to avert serious
threat to health or safety, military, national security and
intelligence, protective services for the President, security
clearances, inmates, persons in custody, workers compensation, mental
health or chemical dependency records and other uses and disclosures.

Your Rights with Respect to Medical Information About You

You have the following rights with respect to medical information that we maintain about you.

RIGHT TO REQUEST RESTRICTIONS – we are not
required to agree to any requested restriction.  However, if we do
agree, we will follow that restriction unless the information is needed
to provide emergency treatment.  Even if we agree to a restriction,
either you or we can later terminate the restriction.

RIGHT TO RECEIVE CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS, RIGHT TO INSPECT AND COPY
– with a few very limited exceptions, such as psychotherapy notes, you
have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of medical information about
you.

RIGHT TO AMEND – you have the right to ask us to amend medical information about you.

Our Duties

Generally, we are required by Law to maintain the privacy of medical
information about you and to provide individuals with notice of our
legal duties and privacy policies with respect to medical information.

OUR RIGHT TO CHANGE NOTICE OF PRIVACY POLICIES – we reserve the right to change this notice of privacy policies.

AVAILABILITY OF NOTICE OF PRIVACY POLICIES – a copy of our current notice of privacy poliocies will be posted at the registration desk.

COMPLAINTS – you may complain to us and to the
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe your
privacy rights have been violated by us.

  •  To file a complaint with us, contact Mary Gatesman, HIPAA
    Compliancy Officer,  6470 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406; phone:
    330-758-0577;  All complaints should be submitted in writing.
  •  To file a complaint with the United States Secretary of Health and
    Human Services, send your complaint to him/her in care of:  Office for
    Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200
    Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, DC  20201.
  •  You will not be retaliated for filing a complaint.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Notice of
Privacy Policies, please contact Mary Gatesman, HIPAA Compliancy
Officer, 6470 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406.