Notice to Medicare Patients
The Elmwood Health Center Participates in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)
Our practice is participating in CPC+, the nation’s largest-ever program to improve primary care.
Giving doctors extra support to help you get better care
Through CPC+, our insurers will give our practice additional resources to help us better manage your care. We hope to provide you the highest quality patient-centered care.
More information for traditional Medicare (Part A and Part B) beneficiaries
To help us take better care of you, Medicare will start sharing some of your personal health information with us. This information will help provide us a more complete picture of your health so we’re better able to coordinate your care.
If you want to stop Medicare from sharing this information, please let us know as soon as possible so we can notify the CPC+ team.
Your Medicare benefits aren’t changing. You still have the right to use or visit any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time. Your doctor may continue to recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it’s always your choice which doctors you use or hospital you visit.
If you have questions or concerns, you can call Barbara Johnson, Director Clinical Services at 716.874.4500, or bring it up next time you’re in the office for an appointment.
You can also visit https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/comprehensive-primary-careplus or contact CPC+ Support at CPCPlus@Telligen.com or 1.888.372.3280.
The Elmwood Health Center (EHC) is required by federal and New York State law to protect medical information about you and to provide you with a notice about our privacy practices and obligations. Your medical records are strictly confidential, and are the property of the Elmwood Health Center. Under most circumstances, your medical information cannot be released to anyone without written permission. It is important to note that if you are a member of a health maintenance organization (HMO), your subscriber contract gives the HMO the authority to conduct a professional review of your medical record.
Upon your initial registration at a EHC office, you will be offered a copy of our privacy practices which explains how your health information may be used during your course of treatment, and that we are required by law to maintain the confidentiality of any health information that identifies you. In addition, you will be asked to sign a statement indicating that you have received the privacy practices notice. We ask that you take a few minutes to review this important information. If you have any questions about the EHC's privacy practices, please don't hesitate to talk with your doctor or a member of our support staff.
As an Elmwood Health Center patient, you are entitled to receive quality medical care and have the right to:
- Considerate and respectful care
- Privacy concerning your medical care
- Expect that all communications and records pertaining to your care will be treated as confidential
- Obtain from your physician complete, current information concerning your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in language you can easily understand
- Receive from your physician information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment
- Refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the medical consequences of your action
- Expect reasonable continuity of care
- Examine and receive an explanation of your bill regardless of source of payment