terms & conditions
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GHC is fully committed to operating in compliance with the law and the ethical standards set forth below to honor and protect the trust that our patients, members, and community have placed in us. This commitment stems from our mission and values as we put patients first and provide quality care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Being honest and ethical has always been a key part of the culture at GHC. Our culture requires us to: • Respect each other; • Protect the privacy of patient information; • Be honest with other businesses; and • Obey the law. GHC has developed this Code of Conduct to further our mission of providing high-quality patient care and ensure that we operate within the confines of the law and at the highest ethical standard. Maintaining a culture of compliance is everyone’s responsibility, no matter your role. At GHC, we believe in doing the right thing, the first time, every time.
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to guide us in doing the right thing, so that GHC is a place that we are proud to recommend to friends and family and an excellent place to work. We acknowledge that no set of standards can adequately anticipate every situation you may face. If you encounter a situation where you need guidance, or you believe part of this Code of Conduct has been violated, you should immediately consult your supervisor, another member of GHC leadership, the Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, or the ValuesLine by calling 1-800-273-8452 or by completing a web report at http://www.gerogiahealthclinics.com/ethics. Per GHC’s non-retaliation policy, there will be no retribution for asking questions, raising concerns or reporting possible misconduct. Together, we have been serving the people of Georgia for more than 150 years and want to remain a trusted partner in the health care community for many years to come. Thank you for your dedication to doing the right thing and for preserving the integrity of our organization as we strive to achieve our mission together.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Georgia Health Clinics (GHC) and affiliates do not claim that treatment using Warton's Jelly is a cure for any condition, disease, or injury. Warton's Jelly is not a part of FDA approved therapies and is not considered a cure for any medical condition. All statements and opinions provided on this website are for educational and informational purposes only; we do not diagnose or give medical advice via this website. Individuals interested in Warton's Jelly therapy are urged to review all pertinent information and do their own research before choosing to participate in this therapy. Please note, there is no guarantee of specific results with our care and results may vary. Please contact us to discuss your specific condition.
Per FTC GUIDELINES CONCERNING USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING: Federal regulation requires us to inform our customers that all product reviews, testimonials or endorsements of products sold and services received through our office reflects the personal experience of those individuals, and may not be representative of what every consumer of our products may personally experience with the endorsed product. All products and services reviews and testimonials are the sole opinions, findings or experiences of our customers and not those of our company. Our company does not compensate in any way for testimonials or reviews. These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We are required to inform you that there is no intention, implied or otherwise that represents or infers that these products or statements be used in the cure, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease.
These reviews & testimonials do not imply that similar results will happen with your use of our products. We have no competent or reliable scientific evidence to suggest that the testimonial provider’s experience is due to the use of our products. These testimonials are not intended to recommend as a diagnosis for specific illnesses or conditions, nor as a product to eliminate diseases or other medical conditions or complications. We make no medical claims as to the benefits of any of our products to improve medical conditions.
At GHC, we use a variety of treatments and procedures including Acoustic Sound Wave Therapy, GAINSWave® for Erectile Dysfunction, Weight Loss, Cryotherapy, PEMF Therapy for Neuropathy, and IV Therapy.
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.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal program that requires that all medical and dental 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 Protected Health Information (PHI).
This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your Protected Health Information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations (TPO) and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information. "Protected health information" is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services.
Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information
Your Protected Health Information may be used and disclosed by your physician, our office staff and others outside of our office that are involved in your care and treatment for the purpose of providing health care services to you, to pay your health care bills, to support the operation of the practice, and any other use required by law.
Treatment: We will use and disclose your Protected Health Information to provide, coordinate, or manage your health care and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your health care with a third party. For example, your protected health information may be provided to a physician to whom you have been referred to ensure that the health care professional has the necessary information to diagnose or treat you.
Payment: Your protected health information will be used, as needed, to obtain payment for health care services. For example, obtaining approval for a hospital stay may require that your relevant protected health information be disclosed to the health plan to obtain approval for the hospital admission.
Healthcare Operations: We may use or disclose, as-needed, your protected health information in order to support the business activities of your physician’s practice. These activities include, but are not limited to, quality assessment activities, employee review activities, and conducting or arranging for other business activities. We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information to support the business activities of this practice. In addition, we may use a sign-in sheet at the registration desk where you will be asked to sign your name and indicate your physician. We may also call you by name in the waiting room when your physician is ready to see you. We may use or disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to contact you to remind you of your appointment. We may call your home and leave a message (either on an answering machine or with the person answering the phone) to remind you of an upcoming appointment, the need to schedule a new appointment or to call our office. We may also mail a postcard reminder to your home address. If you would prefer that we call or contact you at another telephone number or location, please let us know.
We may use or disclose your protected health information in the following situations without your authorization. These situations include: as Required By Law, Public Health issues required by law, Communicable Diseases: Health Oversight: Abuse or Neglect: Food and Drug Administration requirements: Legal Proceedings: Law Enforcement: Coroners, Funeral Directors, and Organ Donation: Research: Criminal Activity: Military Activity and National Security: Workers’ Compensation: Inmates: Required Uses and Disclosures: Under the law, we must make disclosures to you and when required by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance with the requirements of HIPAA. Other Permitted and Required Uses and Disclosures Will Be Made Only With Your Consent, Authorization or Opportunity to Object unless required by law. You may revoke this authorization, at any time, in writing, except to the extent that your physician or the physician’s practice has taken an action in reliance on the use or disclosure indicated in the authorization.
The Following is a statement of your rights with respect to your protected health information. You have the right to inspect and copy your protected health information. Under federal law, however, you may not inspect or copy the following records; psychotherapy notes; information compiled in reasonable anticipation of, or use in, a civil, criminal, or administrative action or proceeding, and protected health information that is subject to law that prohibits access to protected health information.
You have the right to request a restriction of your health information. This means you may ask us not to use or disclose any part of your protected health information for the purposes of treatment, payment or healthcare operations. You may also request that any part of your protected health information not be disclosed to family members or friends who may be involved in you care or for notification purposes described in this Notice of Privacy Practices. Your request must state the specific restriction and to whom you want the restriction to apply.
Your physician is not required to agree to a restriction you may request. If your physician believes it is in your best interest to permit use and disclosure of your protected health information, your protected health information will not be restricted. You then have the right to use another Healthcare Professional. You have the right to request to receive confidential communications from us by alternative means or at an alternative location. You have the right to obtain a paper copy of this Notice from us, upon request, even if you have agreed to accept this Notice alternatively (i.e. electronically).
You may have the right to have your physician amend your protected health information. If we deny your request for amendment, you have the right to file a statement of disagreement with us and we may prepare a rebuttal to your statement and will provide you with a copy of any such rebuttal. You have the right to receive an accounting of certain disclosures we have made, if any, of your protected health information. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice and will inform you of any changes. You then have the right to object or withdraw as provided in this Notice.
Complaints: You may complain to us or to the Secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated by us. You may file a complaint with us by notifying our privacy officer of your complaint at our office and main telephone number. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
This Notice was published and becomes effective on/or before 6/25/2021.
- Privacy Officer
Georgia Health Clinics