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Fredericksburg Location:
125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 300, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
Stafford Location:
392 Garrisonville Road, Suite 106, Stafford, Virginia 22554
Phone (both locations): 540-374-5599

Colonial Internal Medicine Associates, Fredericksburg, VA

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Privacy

Patient Privacy

Treatment - Your health information may be used by staff members or disclosed to other health care professionals for the purpose of evaluating your health, diagnosing medical conditions, and providing treatment. For example, results of laboratory tests and procedures will be available in your medical record to all health professionals who may provide treatment or who may be consulted by staff members.

Payment - Your health information may be used to seek payment from your health plan, from other sources of coverage such as an automobile insurer, or from credit card companies that you may use to pay for services. For example, your health plan may request and receive information on dates of service, the service provided, and the medical condition being treated.

Health care operations - Your health information may be used as necessary to support the day to day activities and management of. For example, information on the services you receive may be used to support budgeting and financial reporting, and activities to evaluate and promote quality.

Business Associates - We are permitted by law to utilize Business Associates to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations functions that may involve the use and disclosure of some of your health information. For example, we may utilize a billing service to handle billing and payment functions.

Appointment reminders - We may use and disclose medical information to contact you as a reminder that you have an appointment with this practice.

Law enforcement - Your health information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies to support government audits and inspections, to facilitate law enforcement investigations, and to comply with government-mandated reporting.

Public health reporting - Your health information may be disclosed to public health agencies as required by law. For example, we are required to report certain communicable diseases to the state’s public health department.

Other uses and disclosures require your authorization. - Disclosure of your health information or its use for any other purpose other than those listed above requires your specific written authorization. If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, you decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any uses or discloses of information

• The right to request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your protected health information
• The right to receive confidential communications concerning your medical condition and treatment
• The right to inspect and copy your protected health information
• The right to amend or submit corrections to your protected health information
• The right to receive an accounting of how and to whom your protected health information has been disclosed
• The right to receive a printed copy of this notice

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with a copy of this notice of privacy practices. We are also required to abide by the privacy policies and practices that are outlined in this notice. Other uses and disclosures require your authorization - Disclosure of your health information or its use for any other purpose other than those listed above requires your specific written authorization. If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, you decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any uses or discloses of information

As permitted by law, we reserve the right to amend or modify our privacy policies and practices. These changes in our policies and practices may be required by changes in federal and state laws and regulations. Upon request, we will provide you with the most recently revised notice on any office visit. The revised policies and practice will be applied to all protected health information we maintain. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with a copy of this notice of privacy practices.
If you would like to submit a comment or complaint about our privacy practices, you can do so by sending a letter outlining your concerns to: Privacy Officer
Colonial Internal Medicine Associates
125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 300
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you should call the matter to our attention by sending a letter describing to cause of your concern to the same address. You will not to penalized or otherwise retaliated for filing a complaint. The name and address of the person you may contact for further information concerning our privacy practices is:

Privacy Officer
Colonial Internal Medicine Associates
125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 300
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

This notice is effective on September 23. 2013.

The mission of
Colonial Internal Medicine Associates is to set the local standard for treating illness in an empathetic and supportive environment. CIMA goes beyond the basic needs of patients in guiding them through complex medical problems as the patient's main health care professional, focus on the whole person with an emphasis on disease prevention, and take ownership of a patient's total medical care by serving as their chief advocate.
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