If you need to speak with me between appointment visits, please leave a message with the office at (615) 515-7775. As I may not be immediately available, please leave both daytime and nighttime numbers so that I may best return your call. I will make every effort to return calls on the same day that messages are left.
With your consent, the office is permitted by federal privacy laws to make uses and disclosures of your health information for purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations. Protected health information is the information we create and obtain in providing our services to you. Such information may include documenting symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and applying for future care or treatment. It also includes billing documents for those services.
Examples of uses of your health information for treatment purposes are: Staff obtains treatment information about you and records it in a health record. During the course of your treatment, the doctor may determine that you need an EKG, medical procedure, laboratory test, or emergency evaluation. He/she will share information with the doctor, or assistant, in order to get your tests completed or to permit emergency care in the case of an emergency assessment.
Examples of uses of your health information for payment purposes: Submission of information for payment to your health insurance company. The health insurance company or business associate helping us obtains payment requests information from us regarding your medical care given. We will provide information to them about you and the care given.
Examples of uses of your health information for health care operations: We may obtain services from business associates such as quality assessment, quality improvement, outcome evaluation, protocol and clinical guidelines development, training programs, credentialing, medical review, legal services, billing services, mailing services, and insurance.
Additional information is available on the website:drjackkoch.com and in the office policies.