Freedom Healthcare complies with applicable civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Freedom Healthcare is a private ministerial association, with healthcare as our main ministry. We believe all of God’s children are equal in God’s eyes, therefore ours as well.
Your Protected Health Information
We collect protected health information from you through treatment, payment and related healthcare operations, the membership application and enrollment process, and/or healthcare providers or health plans, or through other means, as applicable. Your protected health information that is protected by law broadly includes any past, present and future healthcare information. Your protected health information includes any information that is created or received through oral, written or electronic communications by certain health care entities, including health care providers, such as physicians and hospitals, as well as health insurance companies or plans. The law specifically protects health information that contains data consisting of eighteen (18) identifiers described in the HIPAA Privacy Rule including but not limited to your name, address, social security number, date of birth and others that could be used to identify you as the individual patient who is associated with that health information.
Without Your Consent
Without your consent, we may use or disclose your protected health information in order to provide you with services and the treatment you require or request, or to collect payment for those services, and to conduct other related health care operations. In addition, we are permitted to disclose your protected health information within and among our workforce in order to accomplish these same purposes. However, even with your permission, we are still required to limit such uses or disclosures to the minimal amount of protected health information that is reasonably required to provide those services or complete those activities.
Examples of treatment activities include: (a) the provision, coordination, or management of health care and related services by health care providers; (b) consultation between health care providers relating to a patient; or (c) the referral of a patient for health care from one health care provider to another.
Examples of payment activities include: (a) billing and collection activities and related data processing; (b) medical necessity and appropriateness of care reviews, utilization review activities; and (c) disclosure to consumer reporting agencies of information relating to collection of premiums or reimbursement.
Examples of health care operations include: (a) development of clinical guidelines; (b) contacting patients with information about treatment alternatives or communications in connection with case management or care coordination; (c) reviewing the qualifications of and training health care professionals; (d) medical review, legal services, and auditing functions; and (e) general administrative activities such as customer service and data analysis.
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