Your rights regarding your health information
You have the following rights:
Right to inspect and copy
You have a right to look at and get a copy of health information that may be used to make decisions about your care and payment for your care. There are limited circumstances in which we may deny your request to inspect and copy these records. If you are denied access to health information, you may request that the denial be reviewed. If you request a copy of the information, we may charge a fee for the cost of copying, mailing, and other costs associated with your request.
To inspect and copy health information, contact the Priority Health Compliance Department in writing.
Right to amend
You have the right to request that Priority Health amend any information that we use to make decisions about you. Generally, Priority Health will not amend these records if we did not create them or we determine that they are accurate and complete. To request that we amend your health information, you must write to Priority Health's Compliance department and include a reason to support the change.
Right to know about disclosures
You have the right to know about certain disclosures of your health information. Priority Health is not required to inform you of disclosures we make for treatment, payment, health care operations, and disclosures for certain other purposes. But, you may request a list of other disclosures going back six years from the date of your request. The list will include, for example, disclosures that are required by law, for judicial or administrative proceedings, or for research purposes (unless the disclosure is also our health care operation).
To request a list of disclosures, you must send your request in writing to Priority Health's Compliance department. Your request must specify the time period desired. There will be no charge for the first list you request within a 12-month period. There may be a fee for any further requests.
Right to request restrictions
You have the right to request a limit on the health information that we use or disclose about you. We are not required by law to agree to your request. If we do agree to your request for restriction, we will comply with it unless the information is needed to provide emergency treatment. To request restrictions, you must make your request in writing to Priority Health's Compliance department. In your request, you must tell us:
- What information you want to limit
- Whether you want to limit our use, disclosure or both
- To whom you want the limits to apply
Priority Health will notify you (either in writing or by telephone) when we receive your request and of any restrictions to which we agree.
Right to request confidential communications
You may request that Priority Health communicate with you through alternative means or an alternative location. Priority Health will agree to your request if you clearly state in writing that communicating with you without using the alternative means or location could endanger you. Priority Health will accommodate your request if it is reasonable, specifies the alternative means or location, and permits us to collect premiums and pay claims.
To request confidential communications, you must make your request in writing to Priority Health's Compliance department.
Right to a paper copy of this notice
You have the right to a paper copy of Priority Health's current Notice upon request. To obtain a paper copy of this Notice: