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HIPAA Privacy and Disclaimer Statement

Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information

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!

With your consent, the practice is permitted by federal privacy laws to make uses and disclosures of your health information for purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations. Protected health information is the information we create and obtain in providing our services to you. Such information may include documenting your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and applying for future care or treatment. It also includes billing documents for those services.

Example of uses of your health information for treatment purposes:

An assistant obtains treatment information about you and records it in a health record. During the course of your treatment, the doctor determines a need to consult with another specialist in the area. The doctor will share the information with such specialist and obtain input.

Example of use of your health information for payment purposes:

We submit a request for payment to your health insurance company. The health insurance company requests information from us regarding care given. We will provide information to them about you and the care given.

Example of Use of Your Information for Health Care Operations:

We obtain services from our insurers or other business associates such as quality assessment, quality improvement, outcome evaluation, protocol and clinical guidelines development, training programs, credentialing, health review, legal services, and insurance. We will share information about you with such insurers or other business associates as necessary to obtain these services.

Your Health Information Rights:

The health record we maintain and billing records are the physical property of the practice. The information in it, however, belongs to you. You have a right to:

  • Request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of your health information by delivering the request in writing to our office. We are not required to grant the request but we will comply with any request granted;
  • Obtain a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information (“Notice”) by making a request at our office;
    Request that you be allowed to inspect and copy your health record and billing record—you may exercise this right by delivering the request in writing to our office;
  • Appeal a denial of access to your protected health information except in certain circumstances;
  • Request that your health care record be amended to correct incomplete or incorrect information by delivering a written request to our office;
    File a statement of disagreement if your amendment is denied, and require that the request for amendment and any denial be attached in all future disclosures of your protected health information;
  • Obtain an accounting of disclosures of your health information as required to be maintained by law by delivering a written request to our office. An accounting will not include internal uses of information for treatment, payment, or operations, disclosures made to you or made at your request, or disclosures made to family members or friends in the course of providing care;
  • Request that communication of your health information be made by alternative means or at an alternative location by delivering the request in writing to our office; and,
  • Revoke authorizations that you made previously to use or disclose information except to the extent information or action has already been taken by delivering a written revocation to our office.

If you want to exercise any of the above rights, please contact this office in person or in writing, during normal hours. We will provide you with assistance on the steps to take to exercise your rights. You have the right to review this Notice before signing the consent authorizing use and disclosure of your protected health information for treatment, payment, and health care operations purposes.

Our Responsibilities:

The practice is required to:

  • Maintain the privacy of your health information as required by law;
  • Provide you with a notice of our duties and privacy practices as to the information we collect and maintain about you;
  • Abide by the terms of this Notice;
  • Notify you if we cannot accommodate a requested restriction or request; and
  • Accommodate your reasonable requests regarding methods to communicate health information with you.

We reserve the right to amend, change, or eliminate provisions in our privacy practices and access practices and to enact new provisions regarding the protected health information we maintain. If our information practices change, we will amend our Notice. You are entitled to receive a revised copy of the Notice by calling and requesting a copy of our “Notice” or by visiting our office and picking up a copy.

To Request Information or File a Complaint:

If you have questions, would like additional information, or want to report a problem regarding the handling of your information, you may contact:

Endodontics, Ltd.
198 Rutledge Ave. Ste. 3
Charleston, SC 29403
843-216-2517

Additionally, if you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a written complaint at our office by delivering the written complaint to the above address. You may also file a complaint by mailing it or e-mailing it to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

NOTE:

  • We cannot, and will not, require you to waive the right to file a complaint with the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a condition of receiving treatment from the practice.
  • We cannot, and will not, retaliate against you for filing a complaint with the Secretary.

Other Disclosures and Uses Notification:

Unless you object, we may use or disclose your protected health information to notify, or assist in notifying, a family member, personal representative, or other person responsible for your care, about your location, and about your general condition, or your death.

Communication with Family:

Using our best judgment, we may disclose to a family member, other relative, close personal friend, or any other person you identify, health information relevant to that person’s involvement in your care or in payment for such care if you do not object or in an emergency.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

We may disclose to the FDA your protected health information relating to adverse events with respect to products and product defects, or post-marketing surveillance information to enable product recalls, repairs, or replacements.

Workers Compensation:

If you are seeking compensation through Workers Compensation, we may disclose your protected health information to the extent necessary to comply with laws relating to Workers Compensation.

Public Health:

As required by law, we may disclose your protected health information to public health or legal authorities charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability.

Abuse & Neglect:

We may disclose your protected health information to public authorities as allowed by law to report abuse or neglect.

Correctional Institutions:

If you are an inmate of a correctional institution, we may disclose to the institution, or its agents, your protected health information necessary for your health and the health and safety of other individuals.

Law Enforcement:

We may disclose your protected health information for law enforcement purposes as required by law, such as when required by a court order, or in cases involving felony prosecutions, or to the extent an individual is in the custody of law enforcement.

Health Oversight:

Federal law allows us to release your protected health information to appropriate health oversight agencies or for health oversight activities.

Judicial/Administrative Proceedings:

We may disclose your protected health information in the course of any judicial or administrative proceeding as allowed or required by law, with your consent, or as directed by a proper court order.

Other Uses:

Other uses and disclosures besides those identified in this Notice will be made only as otherwise authorized by law or with your written authorization and you may revoke the authorization as previously provided.

Website:

If we maintain a website that provides information about our entity, this Notice will be on the website.

Effective Date: 11/19/2012

Disclaimer Statement:

Please note that the information contained within this Website is provided for informational and educational purposes only and should be used only in consultation with an endondontist of your choice. The use of this Website does not imply nor establish any type of doctor/patient relationship. No diagnosis or treatment is being provided by the use of this Website. The use of this Website does not constitute nor offer any specific medical, dental or surgical advice whatsoever to anyone and is not intended for that use. Dr. Cohen currently practices in the state of South Carolina and the use of this site is not intended to solicit patients from other states. This Website takes no responsibility with regards to misinterpretation of the information provided within this Website or any consequences resulting from the use of this Website. This Website takes no responsibility for any websites that may be linked to this Website nor imply any relationships or endorsements to any linked Website.

What patients are saying...

  • Dr. Cohen is amazing and made my experience a breeze. He put my mind at ease and made me comfortable from start to finish. He has done two root canals on me so far and God forbid I ever need another one, he will be first on my speed dial. Thank you Dr. Cohen for being the BEST "tooth saver" EVER! Thanks, Angie Thomas
    - Angie Thomas
  • Amazing team. The entire procedure was unlike anything I had expected. Dr. Cohen is very good at what he does and his team did everything possible to put me at ease. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
    - Samantha Brill
  • Best dentist I ever had. Saved my tooth and saved me pain. I was very impressed with his bedside manner and would recommend to anyone.
    - aydrea
  • Dr. Cohen and his staff were fantastic. This was my first ever procedure, and they were very comforting and professional. While I hope to not need their services again, I will highly recommend them to others
    - Will Freeland
  • Dr. Cohen is indeed the "Tooth Saver." My dentist was talking about an implant or another bridge if the tooth could not be saved. I was very worried...no need! The procedure was totally painless and amazingly quick. I lived to tell the tale! (in case you have not seen Dr. Cohen's creative and lighthearted commercial) Thanks, Dr. Cohen and staff. I really appreciate the positive atmosphere, too. Very important to me.
    - Deb Basha
  • Dr. Cohen did an exceptional job with my root canal, i did not feel one tinge of pain during the whole procedure. During my last root canal with Dr. Kotz I felt a moderate level of pain even with the nitrous and injections. I would reccomend Dr. Cohen to my friends and family his skills are phenomenal , and he is very nice and professional.
    - Amberly Robinson
  • Great experience! Would highly recommend Dr Cohen & staff to all who need his care. Thanks!
    - Mike
  • Dr. Cohen is supurb and definitely in the elite who practice. I phoned his office number on Monday morning at 7:45 and he took me in before noon without hesitation to assess my problem. This is extraordinary practice. Can't say enough about this practice!
    - Pamela B.
  • Dr. Cohen just completed a re-do for an old root canal and his work was exceptional! His patience, tenacity, professionalism and sensitivity is to be commended! Absolutely painless!!!!!!!! Thank you, Dr. Fischer 843-813-3223 (Permission for any patient to call)
    - Dr. Barry Fischer
  • The staff and Dr Cohen were extremely professional and courteous. They made an uncomfortable experience that I've been putting off and was nervous about, seem easy. I will definitely recommend his practice to anyone in need of his services.
    - Vicki Golding
  • No one wants a root canal but if you need one I can't think of a better place to get the Best care and service! Once the procedure was done I had no pain and everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Dr. Cohen
    - Robin feerst
  • I had to get my first root canal (on my birthday!), and was somewhat apprehensive about what to expect. Dr. Cohen and his staff made the experience quick and painless, and thoroughly explained everything and answered any questions I had. The whole process took no more than 30 minutes, and was absolutely painless. My tooth feels so much better. Thank y'all!
    - Anna
  • Spoke to your receptionist yesterday about Charleston Animal Society. Would love to send you some info about our huge fundraising event in the Fall that over 5,000 attended! I love that you have a therapy dog in the office! I saw this on a friend's Facebook page. Would love to connect. Have a great night!
    - Elena Lawson
  • Who has fun getting a root canal? I did this morning! Dr. Cohen saw me on a minute's notice from my regular dentist, diagnosed the problem and we did the first stage of the root canal all in one sitting. He uses a simple two stage injection system for the Novocaine shots. In truth the first small injections are "really" only a little prick and the followup "real" injections "really" did not hurt at all. He also used a process using a dam and "cool" sunglasses to make the procedure relaxing. I think if I had tried, I could have fallen to sleep. I'm 68 years old and have gone through a lot of pain in the dentist chair, but none with Dr. Cohen. This guy is good!!! You will be happy you chose him.
    - Tom Eddins
  • I'll make this short and sweet... I was experiencing severe pain after a simple crown procedure and was redirected to the office of Dr. Jason H. Cohen, DMD in Mount Pleasant. Professionalism and complete empathy were not only shown by his staff but also with Dr. Cohen himself. He could see instantly my anxiety about getting this procedure ( a root canal ) done and was very informative and reassuring that the pain level would be low or not at all. I felt great when I left, no pain, very short procedure. Next day, still no pain! :) So happy!
    - Lynne Carbonero
  • I am from New York and was traveling to South Carolina for my son's wedding. The pain in my jaw needed attention. I was in dire need of a root canal. Dr. Cohen came to my rescue. I had great service from his staff from the moment I called with my problem. Thanks to his expertise I had my root canal and made it to the wedding festivities feeling great. They saved the day. I have many thanks to this practice!
    - Dawn Dobson
  • I highly recommend Jason if you need a root canal. He is very gentle and caring as well as being really great at his work. Lynn
    - Lynn Rutledge
  • I've had a number of root canals, and this was my second root canal with Dr. Cohen. In my experience, Dr. Cohen is the best endodontist I've worked with. He is very experienced and skilled, uses the latest technology, and he has a great team. He (and his team) care about patients - it shows. They tried hard to be sure I was as comfortable as possible. I'd highly recommend Dr. Cohen to anyone needing endondontic work. Dr. Cohen and his team make root canals not so bad!
    - Maxwell Steinhardt
  • Went to Dr. Cohen for root canal and Dr Cohen found my pain was coming from another tooth. His team scheduled me for surgery later that afternoon. Dr Cohen and his asst. Courtney did an excellent job caring for my tooth. I highly recommend Dr. Cohen and his team.- T S Calhoun jr.
    - Thurman Calhoun Jr
  • Excellent experience in every phase of my treatment. Dr. Cohen is dedicated to provide highest quality care, with constant attention to patient comfort and patient education and communication.
    - Tim Leber
  • Dr Cohen and his office staff are excellent. When I had extreme sensitivity and painful throbbing I knew I needed a root canal procedure. He got me on the schedule that day and took care of me. He uses a painless local anesthesia that helps get this job done. Thank you!
    - Lynne Nemeth
  • I came in thinking the worst and came out feeling the best. You walk into this house and you are walking into a professional, kind and warm atmosphere.
    - Veronika Fischer
  • Dr Cohen is an amazing Endodontist! He performed a couple of procedures for me over a few weeks and I could not have been happier with the outcome. The procedures went very well and I actually fell asleep during one of them . Of course , Sugie was a superstar and kept me calm and distracted while sleeping on my lap. In return, I was more than happy to get Sugie a bag of super yummy healthy treats. I am so impressed with Dr Cohen and his staff that I am calling tomorrow to schedule an appointment for my mom who needs an evaluation for endodontal work! Thank you for being an Outstanding Team and Practice .
    - Gene Phillips MD

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