MULTI SPECIALTY SURGICAL GROUP (MSSG)
MEDICAL DIRECTOR : DR. ANDRE ABOOLIAN, MD, FACS
120 SOUTH SPALDING DRIVE, SUITE 200, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212
PHONE : 310.550.7766
FAX : 310.550.1177
Welcome to the Multi Specialty Surgical Group. Ran and facilitated by Dr, Andre Aboolian, MD, FACS, Multi Specialty Surgical Group (MSSG) is a Ambulatory Surgery Center located in prestigious Beverly Hills, California. Ambulatory surgery centers (or outpatient surgery centers) are health care facilities where surgical procedures not requiring an overnight hospital stay are performed.
2 OPERATING ROOMS
RECOVERY ROOM WITH 4 BEDS
Lobby/waiting area, recovery room, and procedure room are located in the same facility.
Our facility is accredited by the Joint Commission for
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
WHAT IS JOINT COMMISSION?
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations that provide ambulatory and office-based surgery, behavioral health, home health care, laboratory and nursing care center services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Joint Commission has two nonprofit affiliate organizations: The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare aims to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) provides consulting services, educational services and publications. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
HIPAA INFORMATION & CONSENT FORMS
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides safeguards to protect your privacy. Implementation of HIPAA requirements officially began on April 14, 2003. Many of the policies have been our practice for years. This form is a “friendly” version. The complete text is posted in the office/surgical center.
What is this all about? Specifically, there are rules and restrictions on who may see or be notified of your Protected Health Information (PHI). These restrictions do not include the normal interchange of information necessary to provide you with office services. HIPAA provides certain rights and protections to you as the patient. We balance these needs with our goal of providing you with quality professional service and care. Additional information is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
We have adopted the following policies:
Patient information will be kept confidential except as is necessary to provide services or to ensure that all administrative matters related to your care are handled appropriately. This specifically includes the sharing of information with other healthcare providers, laboratories, health insurance payers as is necessary and appropriate for your care. Patient files may be stored in open file racks and will not contain any coding which identifies a patient’s condition or information which is not already a matter of public record. The normal course of providing care means that such records may be left, at least temporarily, in administrative areas such as the front office, examination room, etc. Those records will not be available to persons other than office staff. You agree to the normal procedures utilized within the office for the handling of charts, patient records, PHI and other documents or information.
It is the policy of this office to remind patients of their appointments. We may do this by telephone, e-mail, U.S mail, or by any means convenient for the practice and/or as requested by you. We may send you other communications informing you of changes to office policy and new technology that you might find valuable or informative.
The practice utilizes a number of vendors in the conduct of business. These vendors may have access to PHI but must agree to abide by the confidentiality rules of HIPAA.
You understand and agree to inspections of the office and review of documents which may include PHI by government agencies or insurance payers in the normal performance of their duties.
You agree to bring any concerns or complaints regarding privacy to the attention of the office manager or the doctor.
Your confidential information will not be used for the purposes of marketing or advertising of products, goods or services.
We agree to provide patients with access to their records in accordance with state and federal laws.
We may change, add, delete or modify any of these provisions to better serve the needs of both the practice and the patient.
You have the right to request restrictions on the use of your protected health information and to request a change in certain policies used within the office concerning your PHI. However, we are not obligated to alter internal policies to conform to your request.
NOTICE TO OUR PATIENTS:
Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 1355.4, requires us to inform you that Andre Aboolian, MD, FACS is licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California. Information requests may be obtained or complaints reported to:
Medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California - (800) 633-2322.