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  • HIPAA Patient Privacy Practices

    NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES


    THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
    THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO US.


    OUR LEGAL DUTY

    We are required by applicable federal and state law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this Notice about our privacy practices that are described in this Notice while it is in effect. This notice takes effect (04/01/03), and will remain in effect until we replace it.

    We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at any time, provided such changes are permitted by applicable law. We reserve the right to make the changes in our privacy practices and the new terms of our Notice effective for all health information that we maintain, including health information we created or received before we made the changes. Before we make a significant change in our privacy practices, we will change this Notice and make the new Notice available upon request.

    You may request a copy of our Notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, or for additional copies of this Notice, please contact us using the information listed at the end of this Notice


    USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION

    We use and disclose health information about your for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. For example:

    Treatment: We may use or disclose your health information to a physician or other healthcare provider providing treatment to you.

    Payment: We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide to you.

    Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the competence or qualifications of healthcare professionals, evaluating practitioner and provider performance, conducting training programs, accreditation, certification, licensing or credentialing activities.

    Your Authorization: In addition to our use of your health information for treatment, payment or healthcare operations, you may give us written authorization to use your health information or to disclose it to anyone for any purpose. If you give us an authorization, you may revoke it in writing at any time. Your revocation will not affect any use or disclosures permitted by your authorization while it was in effect. Unless you give us a written authorization, we cannot use or disclose your health information for any reason except those described in this notice.

    To Your Family and Friends: We must disclose your health information to you as described in the Patient Rights section of this Notice. We may disclose your health information to a family member, friend or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare or with payment for your healthcare, but only if you agree that we may do so.

    Persons Involved in Care: We may use or disclose health information to notify, or assist in the notification of (including identifying or locating) a family member, your personal representative or another person responsible for your care, of your location, your general condition, or death. If you are present, then prior to use or disclosure of your health information, we will provide you with an opportunity to object to such uses or disclosures. In the event of your incapacity or emergency circumstances, we will disclose health information based on a determination using our professional judgment disclosing only health information that is directly relevant to the person’s involvement in your health care. We will also use our professional judgment and our experience with common practice to make reasonable inferences of your best interest in allowing a person to pick up filled prescriptions, medical supplies, x-rays, or other similar forms of health information.

    Marketing Health-Related Services: We will not use your health information for marketing communications without your written authorization.

    Required by Law: We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.

    Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose your health information to appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you’re a possible victim of abuse, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others.

    National Security: We may disclose to military authorities the health information of Armed Forces personnel under certain circumstances. We may disclose to authorized federal officials health information required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities. We may disclose to correctional institution or law enforcement official having lawful custody of protected health information of inmate or patient under certain circumstances.

    Appointment Reminders: We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with appointment reminders (such as voicemail messages, postcards, or letters).


    PATIENT RIGHTS

    Access: You have the right to look at or get copies of your health information, with limited exceptions. You may request that we provide copies in a format other than photocopies. We will use the format you request unless we cannot practicably do so. (You must make a request in writing to obtain access to your health information. You may obtain a form to request access by using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. We well charge you a reasonable cost-based fee for expenses such as copies and staff time. You may also request access by sending us a letter to the address at the end of this Notice. If you request copies, we will charge you 10 cents a copy for each page, postage if you want the copies mailed to you. If you request an alternative format, we will charge a cost-based fee for providing your health information in that format. If you prefer, we will prepare a summary or an explanation of your health information for a fee. Contact us using the information listed at the end of the Notice for a full explanation of our fee structure.)

    Disclosure Accounting: You have the right to receive a list of instances in which we or our business associates disclosed your health information for purposes, other than treatment, payment, healthcare operations and certain other activities, for the last 6 years, but not before April 14, 2003. If you request this accounting more than once in a 12-month period, we may charge you a reasonable, cost-based fee for responding to these additional requests.

    Restriction: You have the right to request that we place additional restrictions on our use or disclosure of your health information. We are not required to agree to these additional restrictions, but if we do, we will abide by our agreement (except in an emergency).

    Alternative Communication: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your health information by alternative means or to alternative locations. (You must make your request in writing). Your request must specify the alternative means or location, and provide satisfactory explanation how payments will be handled under the alternative means or location you request.

    Amendment: You have the right to request that we amend your health information. (Your request must be in writing, and it must explain why the information should be amended.) We may deny your request under certain circumstances.

    Electronic Notice: If you receive this Notice on our Web site or by electronic main (e-mail), you are entitled to receive this Notice in written form.


    QUESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS

    If you want more information about our privacy practices or have questions concerns, please contact us.

    If you are concerned that we may have violated your privacy rights, or if you disagree with a decision we made about access to your health information or in response to a request you made to amend or restrict the use or disclosure of your health information or to have us communicate with you by alternative means or at alternative locations, you may complain to us using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. You also may submit a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We will provide you with the address to file your complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services upon request.

    We support your right to the privacy of your health information. We will not retaliate in any way if you choose to file a complaint with us or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Zeray Assefa

    My experience from the first appointment to the writing of this review has been completely pain free. And let me tell you, at this point, I have had it ALL done. Cavities, two wisdom teeth removed, two root canals and two implants teeth over my lowers over the course of 9 months. How could this be you ask, well I have to give credit where credit is due. Dr. Mersha and his staff at Discovery Dental Las Vegas are the kindest most considerate, thoughtful, diligent and yes pretty people I have ever had the opportunity to meet, anywhere.

    Zeray Assefa

    2016-10-17T20:39:41+00:00

    Zeray Assefa

    My experience from the first appointment to the writing of this review has been completely pain free. And let me tell you, at this point, I have had it ALL done. Cavities, two wisdom teeth removed, two root canals and two implants teeth over my lowers over the course of 9 months. How could this be you ask, well I have to give credit where credit is due. Dr. Mersha and his staff at Discovery Dental Las Vegas are the kindest most considerate, thoughtful, diligent and yes pretty people I have ever had the opportunity to meet, anywhere.

    J Chang

    Me and my family have been patients of Dr. Mersha for over 10 years. He is a caring and kind dentist.

    I have received 2 crowns from him and countless cleanings. His work is fantastic. I am impressed with the quality of work.

    His staff is always nice. I have always had a wonderful experience going to his office. I highly recommend!

    J Chang

    2016-10-17T20:40:55+00:00

    J Chang

    Me and my family have been patients of Dr. Mersha for over 10 years. He is a caring and kind dentist. I have received 2 crowns from him and countless cleanings. His work is fantastic. I am impressed with the quality of work. His staff is always nice. I have always had a wonderful experience going to his office. I highly recommend!

    Sam Israeli

    I had a partial denture done and in less than a year and it broke twice. The second time they wanted to charge me $200 but I told them that I will not pay for such sub-standard work. They fix the pin but the denture now is loose and uncomfortable. I am debating whether I should go back there so they can attempt to fix it again or find me a decent dentist to replace this substandard work.

    Sam Israeli

    2016-10-17T20:41:22+00:00

    Sam Israeli

    I had a partial denture done and in less than a year and it broke twice. The second time they wanted to charge me $200 but I told them that I will not pay for such sub-standard work. They fix the pin but the denture now is loose and uncomfortable. I am debating whether I should go back there so they can attempt to fix it again or find me a decent dentist to replace this substandard work.

    Anon

    I was in a lot pain for days and didn’t want to go to a dentist. My mom had been this place she recommended that I make an appointment. The doctor said I needed to have a root canal. I was scared at first but decided to get it done. I was really impressed with the doc and the staff. They made me feel very comfortable and had no pain afterwards. Very pleased!!!!

    Anon.

    2016-10-17T20:42:42+00:00

    Anon.

    I was in a lot pain for days and didn’t want to go to a dentist. My mom had been this place she recommended that I make an appointment. The doctor said I needed to have a root canal. I was scared at first but decided to get it done. I was really impressed with the doc and the staff. They made me feel very comfortable and had no pain afterwards. Very pleased!!!!

    Anon

    I visited this office towards the beginning of winter 08. The staff was nice enough and the office was clean and professional. My dental hygienist was polite as we discussed where I worked, how long he’d been in the practice etc. Upon meeting the dentist I was very impressed with how nice and how confident he was in his knowledge for being so young.

    Anon.

    2016-10-17T20:42:23+00:00

    Anon.

    I visited this office towards the beginning of winter 08. The staff was nice enough and the office was clean and professional. My dental hygienist was polite as we discussed where I worked, how long he’d been in the practice etc. Upon meeting the dentist I was very impressed with how nice and how confident he was in his knowledge for being so young.

    Mesfin Assefa

    I had 3 implants done by Dr Mersha and couldn’t be happier. I first found him after an internet search for providers while visiting Vegas. I chose Dr Mersha because I found him to be the most credible and believable. I wasn’t wrong in my initial evaluation. I had extractions, bone grafts and implants performed (teeth #4 and #5,#6)and couldn’t be happier. I agree with all the other 5 star raters and am amazed that everyone had the same “Painless” experience that I had.

    Mesfin Assefa

    2016-10-17T20:40:36+00:00

    Mesfin Assefa

    I had 3 implants done by Dr Mersha and couldn’t be happier. I first found him after an internet search for providers while visiting Vegas. I chose Dr Mersha because I found him to be the most credible and believable. I wasn’t wrong in my initial evaluation. I had extractions, bone grafts and implants performed (teeth #4 and #5,#6)and couldn’t be happier. I agree with all the other 5 star raters and am amazed that everyone had the same “Painless” experience that I had.

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    Discovery Dental

    7581 W. Lake Mead Blvd. #160
    Las Vegas, NV 89128

    702-889-5000

     2900 E. Desert Inn Rd. Ste. 109
    Las Vegas, NV 89121

    702-750-0933