HIPAA Privacy Policy - Treatment, Payment and Healthcare Operations

Treatment, Payment and Healthcare Operations

RTD will use your protected health information for the purposes of treatment, payment and healthcare operations.

Treatment - As it pertains to RTD, treatment means providing to you drugs, medications, supplies and durable medical equipment services as ordered by your physician. It also includes coordination and consultation with your physician and other health care providers. RTD will use this information, in coordination with your physician, to determine the best course of treatment for you.

Payment - Payment purposes consist of activities required to obtain reimbursement from your insurance carrier for the services ordered by your physician and provided to you by RTD. This includes, but is not limited to, eligibility determination, pre-certification, billing and collection activities, obtaining documentation required by your insurer, and when applicable, disclosure of limited information to consumer reporting agencies.

Healthcare operations - Operations can include, but are not limited to, review of your protected health information by members of RTD. This information will then be utilized to continually improve the quality and effectiveness of the services provided to you by RTD. Healthcare operations also include RTD's business management and general administrative activities.