Choosing a pain management provider is an important decision. As a patient, you want your pain management expert to be caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. However, also want your provider to be appropriately trained to provide the type of specialized care you need. No two patients are the same. Consequently, each patient needs an individualized plan of care. That requires specialized training.
Pain Consultants of East Tennessee is a collaboration of experts in pain medicine with board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, working in conjunction with behavioral medicine experts, advanced-practice nurses, a highly trained physical therapist, as well as clinical science and research experts. Our providers are willing to take the time to go over all your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient. At our practice, we pride ourselves on patient service, knowledgeable staff, individualized care, safe and proven procedures, and the latest in pain management techniques.
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Effective: September 1, 2013
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.
Pain Consultants of East Tennessee uses health information about you for treatment, to obtain payment for treatment, for administrative purposes, and to evaluate the quality of care that you receive. Your health information is contained in a medical record that is the physical property of Pain Consultants of East Tennessee.
How Pain Consultants of East Tennessee May Use or Disclose Your Health Information
For Treatment. Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use your health information to provide you with medical treatment or services. For example, our providers and staff will record information in your record that is related to your treatment. This information is necessary for our providers to determine what treatment you should receive. Our providers will also record actions taken by them in the course of your treatment and note how your respond to the actions.
For Payment. Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use and disclose your health information to others for purposes of receiving payment for treatment and services that you receive. For example, we may send a bill to you or a third-party payor, such as an insurance company or health plan. The information on the bill may contain information that identifies you, your diagnosis, and treatment or supplies used in the course of treatment.
For Health Care Operations. Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use and disclose health information about you for operational purposes. For example, your health information may be disclosed to members of our staff and others to:
Appointments and Patient Recall Reminders. Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use your information to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health related benefits and services that may be of interest to you. We may contact you by telephone, in writing, email, or otherwise and may involve leaving a message which could potentially be picked up by others.
Others Involved in Your Care. We may disclose information about you to others who may be involved in your medical care. Unless you clearly instruct us to the contrary, we may disclose information to a friend or family member who is involved in your medical care.
Required By Law. Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use and disclose information about you as required by law. For example, Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may disclose information for the following purposes:
Written Authorization. Other uses or disclosures not covered by this Notice or the applicable laws may be made with your specific written permission. You may revoke your written permission at any time and we will immediately cease such uses or disclosures. You understand that we cannot take back any disclosures already made prior to your revocation.
Public Health. Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use and disclose your health information for public health activities such as assisting public health authorities or other legal authorities to prevent or control disease, injury, or disability, or for other health oversight activities.
Decedents. Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use and disclose your health information to funeral directors, medical examiners, or coroners to enable them to carry out their lawful duties.
Organ/Tissue Donation. If you are an organ donor, Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use and disclose your health information for cadaveric organ, eye or tissue donation purposes.
Research. Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use and disclose your information for research purposes when the research has been approved by an institutional review board or privacy board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of your health information.
Health and Safety. Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use and disclose your health information to avert a serious threat to the health or safety of you or any other person pursuant to applicable law.
Government Functions. Pain Consultants of East Tennessee may use and disclose your information for specialized government functions such as protection of public officials or reporting to various branches of the armed services that may require use or disclosure of your information.
Workers Compensation. Your health information may be used and disclosed to comply with laws and regulations related to Workers Compensation.
Inmates. If you are an inmate or under custody of a law enforcement official, we may release information about you to the correctional institution or law enforcement official: (1) for the institution to provide you with healthcare; (2) to protect your health and safety or that of others; or, (3) for the safety and security of the correctional institution.
Your Health Information Rights
You have the right to:
Pain Consultants of East Tennessee is required to:
You may complain to Pain Consultants of East Tennessee and to the Department of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated. You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint. To file a complaint with Pain Consultants of East Tennessee, contact our Privacy Official. All complaints must be in writing.
Changes to this Notice
We reserve the right to change this Notice at any time and to make the revised Notice effective for health information we already have about you. We will post a copy of the current Notice in our waiting room. You may request a copy of this Notice at any time.
If you have any questions or complaints, please contact:
Ms. Darla Sorah
1128 E. Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
PAIN CONSULTANTS OF EAST TENNESSEE, PLLC
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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE PORTAL YOU CONSENT TO AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“TERMS AND CONDITIONS”), AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME.
Pain Consultants of East Tennessee, PLLC (“PCET”) is pleased to be able to offer a patient portal service pursuant to a business associate agreement with TriMed Technologies Corporation (“TriMed”),a third party beneficiary of these Terms and Conditions. PCET has adopted this statement of Patient Portal Terms and Conditions to make you aware of the terms and conditions applicable to your access and use of the patient portal and any derivative websites of the patient portal (collectively, the “Portal”). .
The Portal is for use only by patients of PCET and their authorized representatives. You acknowledge that by using the Portal, you agree to all of the Terms and Conditions. Therefore, you agree to read the all of the Terms and Conditions prior to registering for a Portal access account, or otherwise using the Portal. You also agree to review the Terms and Conditions periodically to make yourself aware of any changes to them. Your continued use of the Portal constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms and Conditions in addition to any amendments,modifications, additions, or deletions hereto.
By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you are requesting access to the Portal. You acknowledge that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age, or are a minor who has received prior approval from PCET to register an account with and have access to the Portal.
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