Notice of Privacy Practices

This notice describes yow your medical information may be used and disclosed and how you can gain access to this information.  Please review it carefully.All Advanced Medical Imaging staff members and volunteers, as well as any business associates or partners with whom we share your health information will follow the practices as outlined in this notice.

At Advanced Medical Imaging, we combine imaging expertise with a patient0centered approach to care. We believe in treating each patient with respect and dignity and understand that medical information is personal. We make every effort to ensure that the Protected Health Information of our patients is used only for appropriate reasons. This individualized attention and responsiveness to patient concerns represent the hallmark of our practice.

What is Protected Health Information?

Protected Health Information is any health information that identifies you, including demographic data such as your name, date of birth and social security number.

We keep a record of the services our patients receive. In order to provide safe and responsible care, we maintain strict adherence to state and federal laws when working with patient information. 

Changes to this notice may occur at any time and apply to medical information we already hold, as well as to new information after the change occurs. Prior to any significant policy changes, an amended copy of this notice will be posted in our office. 

Rights Regarding Your Personal Health Information

In most cases, you have the right to:
  • View and copy your health and billing records.
  • Amend your health record if you believe it is inaccurate or missing important information.
  • Disclosures. Upon request, we will provide you with an accounting of times, if any, when we have disclosed your personal health information.
  • Request restrictions on disclosures. You may also request certain restrictions on how we use your health information. We will notify you if we are unable to comply with your request.
  • Confidential communications. You may request the manner in which we communicate with you (e.g., by mail or by phone).
  • File a complaint. If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with our Privacy Officer by calling (406) 556-5207. You may also file a complaint with the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Use of Your Health Information

  • For treatment, such as when we send medical information about you to your referring physician.
  • For payment, so that services may be billed to and payment collected from you, your insurance company, Medicare or third party.
  • For healthcare operations, so that we can conduct quality assessment and improvement activities.
In Other Instances, Such as:
  • For public health risks/purposes.
  • Participating in oversight audits or inspections. 
  • Cooperating in judicial and administrative proceedings.
  • For government health data systems. 
  • Participating in research studies.
  • Assisting coroners and medical examiners.
  • For workers’ compensation purposes.
  • In case of emergency.
  • In cases required by law.
Unless the disclosure is for treatment, payment, or health care operations, or a disclosure is required by law, we will obtain, written authorization from you before disclosing your health information. You may revoke your authorization at any time. 

Advanced Medical Imaging

Advanced Medical Imaging will provide the highest quality, most medically appropriate diagnostic imaging examinations to our patients in the most cost-effective, approach possible. We will provide thse examinations and associated services in a personalized manner, always recognizing the value of patients’ time and with respect for their personal dignity. We will process the associated reports in a timely fashion and provide special assistance to patients. We will obtain any benefits due to patients through their respective insurance and/or government assistance program.