Cornell Orthotics and Prosthetics

Effective Date: January 1, 2024

Cornell Orthotics & Prosthetics (“we,” “us,” “our,” or “COP”) is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal and protected health information (PHI) in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This HIPAA Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website or use our services.

By accessing or using the Cornell Orthotics & Prosthetics website (the “Website”), you consent to the practices described in this HIPAA Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this HIPAA Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website.

Information We Collect:

  • Protected Health Information (PHI): As a healthcare provider, we collect and maintain your PHI, which may include medical records, treatment plans, billing information, and other health-related information.
  • Personal Information: We may also collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name, contact information, and other details when you use our contact forms or request information about our services.
  • Usage Information: We may automatically collect information about your usage of our Website, including your IP address, browser type, and the pages you visit. We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to gather this information.

How We Use and Disclose Your PHI:

We use and disclose your PHI in compliance with HIPAA for the following purposes:

  • Treatment: We may use and disclose your PHI to provide, coordinate, or manage your healthcare and related services.
  • Payment: We may use and disclose your PHI to bill and collect payment for the healthcare services we provide.
  • Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose your PHI for our healthcare operations, including quality assessment and improvement activities, training, and administrative purposes.
  • Legal Compliance: We may disclose your PHI when required by law, government authorities, or to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property.

Security:

We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect your PHI and personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction in compliance with HIPAA regulations. However, no method of transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your information.

Your Rights under HIPAA:

As a patient, you have certain rights under HIPAA, including the right to access, amend, request restrictions on, and receive an accounting of disclosures of your PHI. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the provided contact information below.

Changes to this HIPAA Privacy Policy:

We may update this HIPAA Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We will post any revised HIPAA Privacy Policy on our Website with an updated effective date.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this HIPAA Privacy Policy or the handling of your PHI, please contact our Privacy Officer, Sandra J. Wheeler, at:

Practice Manager: Sandra J. Wheeler

Email: sjw@cornelloandp.com

Phone: (978) 922-2866

Thank you for entrusting Cornell Orthotics & Prosthetics with your protected health information. We are dedicated to maintaining the confidentiality and security of your PHI in accordance with HIPAA regulation