Privacy Policy

Disclaimer/Privacy Policy 

The opinions expressed in this section are for informational purposes only. Silver Census works to ensure that the information provided by its expert advisors is accurate, timely and useful. However, the expert opinions contained on this site should not be considered medical guidance or professional advice. Silver Census, its affiliates or agents, or any other parties involved in the preparation or publication of this site are not responsible for errors or omissions in information provided on this site or any actions resulting from the use of such information. Visitors to this site are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other reliable sources and to direct any questions concerning their personal health to licensed physicians or other appropriate health care professionals.

Silver Census does not guarantee openings, program quality, and does not make any representations about or does endorse, warrant or guarantee the quality of the facilities or care offered provided by individuals, groups, hospitals, agencies, or organizations which appear in its website. The names of retirement homes, retirement residences, extended care facilities; organizations, health care providers, government offices, and resource and referral agencies, schools or edional resources listed within this site should be considered referrals only, not recommendations.

Silver Census suggests verifying all listed facility information by contacting the program directly. It is your right and responsibility to screen retirement homes, retirement residences, extended care facilities, organizations, health care providers, schools, agencies or other individuals and choose the program that will best meet your family's needs. Likewise, the responsibility for choosing a program lies solely with the family or individual, not Silver Census.

The information on the Silver Census website is provided without any warranty or condition of any kind. This means that, while every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy and quality of the information presented, SilverCensus cannot warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on our website.

HIPAA Statement

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 of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations (TPO) and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information. Protected health information is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services.

Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information. No representative of Silver Census will ask you to release information to them pertaining to your Medicare number or social security.   Please be advised that should Silver Census refer you to a licensed care provider that does take Medicare insurance, that organization will need to have your medical history and information in order to utilize your Medicare benefits.

Protecting Your Privacy

The information you give us and data is for care coordination purpose only.  We respect your privacy and will only disclose information to licensed care providers that match your criteria.  

Sharing Data

We may share data with affilated companies and with other companies so that they can perform services for us or on our behalf.  We may, for example, disclose data to other companies for customer service or administrative purposes.  

Treatment

We will use and disclose your protected health information to provide, coordinate, or manage your health care and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your health care with a third party. For example, we would disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to a home health agency that provides care to you. Additionally, your protected health information may be provided to a physician to whom you have been referred to ensure that the physician has the necessary information to diagnose or treat you.

Healthcare Operations

We may use or disclose, as-needed, your protected health information in order to support the business activities of your physician's practice. These activities include, but are not limited to, quality assessment activities, employee review activities, training of medical students, licensing, and conducting or arranging for other business activities.

We may use or disclose your protected health information in the following situations without your authorization. These situations include: as Required By Law, Public Health issues as required by law, Communicable Diseases: Health Oversight: Abuse or Neglect: Food and Drug Administration requirements: Legal Proceedings: Law Enforcement: Coroners, Funeral Directors, and Organ Donation: Research: Criminal Activity: Military Activity and National Security:
Workers' Compensation: Inmates:

Required Uses and Disclosures

Under the law, we must make disclosures to you and when required by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance with the requirements of Section 164.500. Other Permitted and Required Uses and Disclosures Will Be Made Only With Your Consent, Authorization or Opportunity to Object unless required by law. You may revoke this authorization, at any time, in writing, except to the extent that your physician or the physician's practice has taken an action in reliance on the use or disclosure indicated in the authorization.

Your Rights 

You have the right to inspect and copy your protected health information. Under federal law, however, you may not inspect or copy the following records; psychotherapy notes; information compiled in reasonable anticipation of, or use in, a civil, criminal, or administrative action or proceeding, and protected health information that is subject to law that prohibits access to protected health information. You have the right to request a restriction of your protected health information. This means you may ask us not to use or disclose any part of your protected health information for the purposes of treatment, payment or healthcare operations. You may also request that any part of your protected health information not be disclosed to family members or friends who may be involved in your care or for notification purposes as described in this policy. Your request must state the specific restriction requested and to whom you want the restriction to apply. Your physician is not required to agree to a restriction that you may request. If a physician believes it is in your best interest to permit use and disclosure of your protected health information, your protected health information will not be restricted. You then have the right to use another Healthcare Professional. You have the right to request to receive confidential communications from us by alternative means or at an alternative location. You have the right to obtain a paper copy of this notice from us, upon request, even if you have agreed to accept this notice alternatively i.e. electronically.

 

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