APPOINTMENTS
630.668.2180



Geneva Office

Delnor Medical Office Building
351 Delnor Dr., #310
Tel 630.377.8708
Fax 630.377.8774

Naperville Office
Springbrook Medical Building
1247 Rickert Drive, #200
Tel 630.420.2323
Fax 630.420.8822

Winfield Office
Central Dupage Hosptial
25 N. Winfield Rd., #519
Tel 630.668.2180
Fax 630.668.2195

Midwest Ear, Nose, & Throat Consultants

Privacy Policy

This Notice Describes How Medical Information About You May be Used and Disclosed and How You Can Get Access to This Information. Please Review Carefully.

This Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal program that requires all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the patient, significant new rights to understand and control how your health information is used. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entities that misuse personal health information.

As required by HIPAA, we have prepared this statement of how we are required to maintain the privacy of your health information and how we may use and disclose your health information.

We may use and disclose your medical records only for each of the following purposes: treatment, payment and health care operations.

Treatment means providing, coordinating, or managing heath care and related services by one or more health care providers. An example of this would include a physical examination.

Payment means such activities as obtaining reimbursement for services, confirming coverage, billing or collection activities, and utilization review. An example of this would be sending a bill for your visit to your insurance carrier for payment.

Health care operations include business aspects of running our practice, such as conducting quality assessment and improvement activities, auditing functions, cost-management analysis, and customer service. An example would be an internal quality assessment review.

We may also create and distribute de-identified health information by removing all references to individually identifiable information.

We may contact you to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.

Any other uses and disclosures will be made only with your written authorization. You may revoke such authorization in writing and we are required to honor and abide by that written request, expect to the extent that we have already taken action relying on your authorization.

You have the following rights with respect to your protected health information, which you can exercise by presenting a written request to the Privacy Officer.

The right to request restrictions on certain uses and discloses of protected health information, including those related to disclosures to family members, other relatives, close personal friends, or any other person identified by you. We are, however, not required to agree to a requested restriction. If we do agree to a restriction, we must abide by it unless to agree in writing to remove it.

The right to reasonable requests to receive confidential communications of protected health information from us by alternative means or at alternative locations.

The right to inspect and copy your protected health information.

The right to amend your protected health information.

The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of protected health information.

The right to obtain a paper copy of this notice from us upon request.

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information.

This notice is effective as of June 10, 2002, and we are required to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices currently in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practices and to make the new notice provisions effective for all protected health information that we maintain. We will post and you may request a written copy of a review Notice of Policy Practices from this office.

You have recourse if you feel that your privacy protects have been violated. You have the right to file a formal, written complaint with our office or with the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, about violations of the provisions of this notice or the policies and procedures of our office. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

Please contact us for more information, by asking to speak to our Privacy Officer or for written inquires, note “Attention Privacy Officer”.

For more information about HIPAA or to file a complaint:


The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 619-0257
Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775

MWENT Consultants, Ltd.