Your confidential healthcare information may be released to other healthcare professionals within the hospital for the purpose of providing you with quality healthcare.
Example: All information obtained by a nurse, physician, or other member of the healthcare team will be documented in your record and used to communicate with other members of the healthcare team involved in your care.
Your confidential healthcare information may be released to your insurance provider for the purpose of the hospital receiving payment for providing you with needed healthcare services.
Example: A bill may be sent to you or your health care insurance company. Information on the bill includes identifying information along with a diagnosis and procedures rendered.
Your confidential healthcare information may be released for routine healthcare facility operations.
Example: Your health information will be reviewed by medical staff and other professionals in an effort to continually improve the quality of healthcare and services we provide. Storing the information involves entering some of the data into databases as well as filing and storing the paper documents in your chart. These functions may be handled by a number of different employees in the facility.
- Your confidential healthcare information may be released for any of the following reasons, without your prior authorization:
- mandatory public health reporting of certain diseases, products, and injuries,
- required reporting about victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence,
- for health oversight activities, such as audits and investigations,
- for judicial and administrative proceedings in response to a court order, subpoena or discovery request,
- for certain law enforcement purposes, for example, to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person,
- to coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors, for purposes of determining cause of death, or performing duties related to the departed,
- for organ, eye, or tissue donation purposes,
- under certain circumstances, for research,
- when necessary to prevent or lessen a serious threat to the health or safety of the individual or the public,
- and, specialized government functions such as national security activities and medical suitability determinations.
- Your confidential healthcare information may be released to other healthcare providers in the event you need emergency care.
- Your confidential healthcare information may be released for workers’ compensation or similar programs.
- Your confidential healthcare information may not be released without your written authorization for any purpose other than that stated above.
- You may revoke your permission to release confidential healthcare information at any time, except for what’s already been done while the authorization was in effect. If you wish to revoke your authorization, please do so in writing and submit to:
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Health Information Services Department
320 East Main
Crosby, MN 56441
- You may be contacted by the hospital to remind you of any appointments, healthcare treatment options or other health services that may be of interest to you.
- Detailed messages regarding any appointments will be left on your answering machine unless you contact the hospital. Please refer to the Right to Request Confidential Communications section if you do not want messages left on your answering machine.
- You may be contacted by the hospital for the purposes of raising funds to support the hospital’s operations. If you do not want the healthcare center to contact you for fundraising efforts, you must notify the healthcare center at (218) 546-7000.