Disclaimer & Notices

Disclaimer

Skincredible, Inc.’s website offers complimentary information as an interactive community service at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that the use of the Skincredible, Inc. website implies your understanding and acceptance of all disclaimers, terms and conditions. Skincredible, Inc. reserves the right to modify these disclaimers, terms and conditions at any time, without notice as permitted by law. Skincredible, Inc. assumes no duty to correct or update the website nor to resolve or clarify any inconsistent information that might be a part of the website. Skincredible, Inc. disclaims any warranty concerning its accuracy, timeliness and completeness of content, and any other warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user of this website assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this website. Under no circumstances shall Skincredible, Inc. or its employees or its affiliates or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this web site be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result directly or indirectly from the use or inability to use the web site and/or any other websites or social media accounts which are linked to this site – or that result directly or indirectly from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access. Additionally, Skincredible, Inc. reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue this website, any page or any functionality at any time and without any notice.

The information contained on this website, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material are for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be complete or exhaustive, applicable to any specific individual’s medical condition, and/or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Do not rely on electronic communications or communication through this website for immediate, urgent medical needs. This website is not designed to facilitate medical emergencies. Use of the Skincredible, Inc. website and/or contact initiated via the Skincredible, Inc. website does not establish a doctor–patient relationship. Should you electronically request an appointment through the website or any links provided therein, Skincredible, Inc. will use the information you submit to arrange for care where and when appropriate.

In order to provide website users with other helpful information, the Skincredible, Inc. website may contain links to other websites or social media posting(s). Skincredible, Inc. provides no authority over external organizations’ websites. As such, these disclaimers, terms and conditions do not apply to external sites that are provided as links. External websites and their pages may have different terms of use. Skincredible, Inc. provides links to certain external websites as a convenience to visitors of its website; the existence of a link is not intended to be, and should not be taken as, an endorsement by Skincredible, Inc. of any product or service that may be available through such external websites.

This website may contain health or medically related materials that may be considered sexually explicit and may be considered inappropriate for certain ages. If you find these materials offensive, do not use this website.

In states which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Payment and Pricing Policy

Skincredible, Inc. does not accept any form of private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or any other governmental tender.

Payment amount(s) for services received at Skincredible are to be determined and paid in full at the time of service.  Payment(s) are accepted in the following forms:

  1. Cash (USD only)
  2. Credit Card
    1. Visa
    2. Mastercard
    3. Discover
    4. American Express
  3. Skincredible Gift Certificate

Skincredible, Inc. may, upon request, choose to provide a summary of services and fees to a requesting patient. This summary may be used for submission to private health insurance carriers, Medicare or Medicaid for reimbursement. The production of this summary should in no way be considered an endorsement or acceptance of an individual patient’s health insurance. All payment summaries provided by Skincredible, Inc. are general, showing the date(s) of service, treatment received and total payment amount. Patients may request summaries be provided with additional information (for example, ICD codes). Skincredible, Inc. will consider such requests on a case by case basis and reserves the right to refuse production of any documentation not required by law.

Skincredible, Inc. does not publish any pricing information for treatments and services provided at Skincredible, Inc. Due to the highly personal nature of treatment at Skincredible, Inc, treatment pricing and cost(s) cannot be fully determined prior to consultation. Treatment costs may be provided at the time of consultation and treatment following discussion with your Skincredible provider.

Prior to receiving treatment at Skincredible, Inc. all Patients are required to read and agree to Skincredible’s Agreement to Payment. Patient(s) may request the cost, or an estimate of cost, of a specific treatment or procedure prior to commencement and are solely responsible for determining and approving the final cost of all treatments received at Skincredible, Inc. Patient(s) who choose not to request treatment pricing information prior to treatment shall be considered as having understood and approved all treatments performed by Skincredible, Inc. and its employees and shall be responsible for all costs incurred as a result and as stipulated in the Skincredible, Inc. Agreement to Payment.. Skincredible, Inc. and its employees are not required to provide cost(s) or pricing(s) prior to, during or after any treatment unless directly requested by the Patient as stipulated above. 

Skincredible, Inc. reserves that right to modify and amend this Skincredible, Inc. Payment and Pricing Policy and/or the Skincredible, Inc. Agreement to Payment on a case by case basis. Such case-by-case modifications should not be considered a change of policy and in no way should be considered to be promissory and/or statutory in regards to determining future requests by Patient(s) or actions by Skincredible, Inc. and its employees.

Skincredible, Inc. reserves the right to change or modify this policy at any time without notice or publication, including, but not limited to, the modification and/or amendment, including increase, of any treatment, product or service pricing and the addition and/or deletion of accepted forms of payment.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Skincredible, Inc. understands that information about you and your health care is very personal and must be protected. Therefore, we strive to protect your privacy as required by law. We will only use and disclose your personal health information (“PHI”) in both a legal and safe manner.

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of our patients’ PHI and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your PHI. We are required to abide by the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”) so long as it remains in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice as necessary and to make the new notice effective for all PHI maintained by us. You may receive a copy of any revised notice either at our office or by mail by request. 

The terms of this Notice apply to Skincredible, Inc. the physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed professionals, employees, volunteers, and trainees seeing and treating patients at each of these care settings. 

If you have questions regarding the coverage of this Notice, or if you would like to obtain a copy of this Notice, please contact the Skincredible Privacy Officer as described below. 

USES AND DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PHI 

The following categories describe the ways we may use or disclose your PHI without your consent or authorization. For each category, we will give you illustrative examples. 

  1. Uses and Disclosures for Treatment, Payment and Health Care Operations.
    1. Treatment: We use and disclose your PHI as necessary for your treatment. For instance, doctors, nurses, and other professionals involved in your care – within and outside of Skincredible – may use information in your medical record that may include procedures, medications, tests, etc. to plan a course of treatment for you.
    2. Payment: We use and disclose your PHI as necessary for payment purposes. For instance, we may use your information to prepare a bill to send to you or to the person responsible for your payment.
    3. Health Care Operations: We use and disclose your PHI for health care operations. This is necessary to operate Skincredible, ensuring that our patients receive high quality care and that our health care professionals receive superior training. For example, we may use your PHI to conduct an evaluation of the treatment and services we provide, or to review the performance of our staff. Your health information may also be disclosed to doctors, nurses, staff, and other trainees for education and training purposes. 
  2. Electronic Use

The use, storage and sharing of your PHI electronically (known as ePHI) may occur for treatment, payment, and health care operations. Electronically aided operations and communications enable fast and secure access to your information for those authorized individuals participating in and coordinating your care to improve the overall quality of your health while aiding to facilitate a better patient experience and to prevent delays in treatment. 

  1. Health Information Exchanges

Skincredible does not currently, but may, participate in initiatives to facilitate this electronic sharing, including but not limited to Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) which involve coordinated information sharing among HIE members for purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations. In the event that Skincredible utilizes such initiatives, patients shall be informed prior to commencement of participation and may opt-out of some of these electronic sharing initiatives, such as HIEs. Skincredible will use reasonable efforts to limit the sharing of PHI in such electronic sharing initiatives for patients who have opted-out. If you wish to opt-out, please notify the front desk staff. 

  1. Persons Involved In Your Care 

Unless you object, we may, in our professional judgment, disclose to a member of your immediate family, or any person you verbally identify, your PHI, to facilitate that person’s involvement in caring for you or in payment for your care. We may use or disclose your PHI to assist in notifying a family member, personal representative or any person responsible for your care of your location and general condition. 

We may also disclose limited PHI to a public or private entity that is authorized to assist in disaster relief efforts to locate a family member or other persons who may be involved in some aspect of caring for you.

  1. Appointments and Services

We may use your PHI to remind you about appointments or to follow up on your visit. 

  1. Health Products and Services

We may, from time to time, use your PHI to communicate with you about treatment alternatives and other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you. 

  1. Research

We may use and disclose your PHI, including PHI generated for use in a research study, as permitted by law for research, subject to your explicit authorization. 

  1. Business Associates

We may contract with certain outside persons or organizations to perform certain services on our behalf, such as auditing, accreditation, legal services, computer and technical services, etc. At times it may be necessary for us to provide your PHI to one or more of these outside persons or organizations. In such cases, we require these business associates, and any of their subcontractors, to appropriately safeguard the privacy of your information. 

OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES 

We are permitted or required by law to make certain other uses and disclosures of your PHI without your consent or authorization. 

Subject to conditions specified by law, we may release your PHI: 

  1. For any purpose required by law;
  2. For public health activities, such as required reporting of disease, injury, birth and death, and for required public health investigations;
  3. To certain governmental agencies if we suspect child abuse or neglect, or if we believe you to be a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence;
  4. To entities regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, if necessary, to report adverse events, product defects, or to participate in product recalls;
  5. To your employer when we have provided health care to you at the request of your employer for purposes related to occupational health and safety. In most cases you will receive notice that your PHI is being disclosed to your employer;
  6. If required by law to a government oversight agency conducting audits, investigations, inspections, and related oversight functions;
  7. In emergency circumstances ,such as to prevent a serious and imminent threat to a person or the public;
  8. If required to do so by a court or administrative order, subpoena, or discovery request. In most cases you will have notice of such release;
  9. To law enforcement officials, including for purposes of identifying or locating suspects, fugitives, witnesses, or victims of crime, or for other allowable law enforcement purposes;
  10. To coroners, medical examiners, and/or funeral directors;
  11. If necessary, to arrange an organ or tissue donation from you or a transplant for you;
  12. If you are a member of the military for activities set out by certain military command authorities as required by armed forces services. We may also release your PHI, if necessary, for national security, intelligence, or protective services activities; and
  13. If necessary for purposes related to your workers’ compensation benefits. 

YOUR AUTHORIZATION

Except as outlined above, we will not use or disclose your PHI for any other purpose unless you have signed a form authorizing the use or disclosure. The form will describe what information will be disclosed, to whom, for what purpose, and when. You have the right to revoke your authorization in writing, except to the extent we have already relied upon it. These situations can include: 

  1. Uses and disclosures of PHI for marketing purposes, including marketing communications paid for by third parties;
  2. Uses and disclosures of PHI specially protected by state and/or Federal law and regulations;
  3. Uses and disclosures for certain research protocols;
  4. Disclosures that constitute a sale of PHI

CONFIDENTIALITY OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PATIENT RECORDS, HIV-RELATED INFORMATION & MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS

The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse treatment records, HIV-related information, and mental health records maintained by us is specifically protected by state and/or Federal law and regulations. Generally, we may not disclose such information unless you consent in writing, the disclosure is allowed by a court order, or in limited and regulated other circumstances. 

RIGHTS THAT YOU HAVE 

  1. Access to Your PHI

You have the right to access, inspect, and/or receive paper and/or electronic copies of certain PHI that we maintain about you. Requests for access must be made in writing and be signed by you or, when applicable, your personal representative. We may charge you for a copy of your medical records in accordance with a schedule of fees under federal and state law. You may obtain the appropriate form from the front desk staff. 

  1. Amendments to Your PHI

You have the right to request that PHI that we maintain about you be amended or corrected. Requests for amendment must be made in writing and signed by you or, when applicable, your personal representative and must state the reasons for the amendment/correction request. Skincredible is not obligated to make all requested amendments but will give each request careful consideration. If we grant your amendment request, we may also reach out to other prior recipients of your information to inform them of the change. Please note that even in the event that your request is granted, we may not delete information already documented in your medical record. You may obtain the appropriate form to amend your PHI from the front desk staff. 

  1. Accounting for Disclosures of Your PHI

You have the right to receive an accounting of certain disclosures made by us of your PHI, except for disclosures made for purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations or for certain other limited exceptions. This accounting will include only those disclosures made in the six (6) years prior to the date on which the accounting is requested. Requests must be made in writing and signed by you or, when applicable, your personal representative. The first accounting in any 12-month period is free; you will be charged a reasonable, cost-based fee for each subsequent accounting you request within a 12-month period. You may obtain the appropriate form from the front desk staff.

  1. Restrictions on Use and Disclosure of Your PHI 

You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your PHI for treatment, payment, or health care operations. We are not required to agree to your restriction request, unless otherwise described in this notice, but will attempt to accommodate reasonable requests when appropriate. We retain the right to terminate an agreed to restriction if we believe such termination is lawful and appropriate. In the event we have terminated an agreed upon restriction, we will notify you of such termination. Requests must be made in writing and signed by you or, when applicable, your personal representative. The appropriate form may be obtained from the front desk staff.

  1. Restrictions on Disclosures to Health Plans

You have the right to request a restriction on certain disclosures of your PHI to your health plan. We are required to honor such requests for restrictions only when you or someone on your behalf, other than your health plan, pays for the health care item(s) or service(s) in full. Such requests must be made in writing and signed by you and, when applicable, your personal representative. You may obtain the appropriate form from the front desk staff.

  1. Confidential Communications

You have the right to request communications regarding your PHI from Skincredible by alternative means or at alternative locations. We will accommodate all reasonable requests. You, or when applicable, your personal representative must request such confidential communication in writing. You may obtain the appropriate form from the front desk staff.

  1. Breach Notification

You have the right to be notified of any breach of your PHI. We are required to notify you in writing of any breach of your unsecured PHI without unreasonable delay, but in any event, no later than 60 days after we discover the breach. 

  1. Paper Copy of Notice

You have the right to obtain a paper copy of this Notice. 

COMPLAINTS  

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint in writing with the Skincredible Privacy Officer/Practice Manager:

Mailing Address:
Practice Manager/Administrator
919 Conestoga Rd. Bldg. 2 – Suite 207
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

E-mail: [email protected] 

You may also file a complaint with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. All complaints must be made in writing and in no way will affect the quality of care you receive.

COVID-19 Patient Saftey

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, Skincredible, Inc. has instituted a number of protocols and procedures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Until otherwise posted, all visitors, patients and employees at Skincredible are required to wear a properly fitting mask while on the practice’s premise(s). Skincredible reserves the right to deny admission to the practice to any individual refusing to abide by this policy.

All Visitors and Patients to Skincredible, Inc. are required to read and agree to the Skincredible, Inc. Covid-19 Patient Safety Agreement during their initial visit to the practice. The Covid-19 Patient Safety Agreement is intended to facilitate patient and community safety during, and following, the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Covid-19 Patient Safety Agreement defines the patient’s general requirement(s) for disclosure regarding COVID-19 exposure prior to any future visit(s) to Skincredible and is generally meant to meet the needs of most patients in most circumstances.

Skincredible expects all patients to show consideration and prudence when communicating possible known risks to the practice, its staff and/or the other patients.

All patients are expected to notify the practice prior to their appointment of:

  1. Any possible COVID-19 infection or possible contact with COVID-19 positive individual(s) in the two weeks preceding the Patient(s)’ scheduled appointment.
  2. The presence of possible COVID-19 related symptoms including: persistent cough; congestion and/or runny nose; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fever; chills; repeated shaking with chills; muscle pain; sore throat; loss of taste or smell; rash or blotchy areas on the skin; discoloration of the toes or fingers; nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and/or belly pain; and, conjunctivitis of the eye.
  3. Any travel to countries with known high rates of COVID-19 infection(s) within two weeks preceding the Patient(s)’ scheduled appointment.

We ask that patients notify the practice a minimum of forty-eight (48) prior (if possible) to the date and time of their scheduled appointment of any of the above conditions or concerns. 

As the pandemic is ever-evolving, patients are expected to abide by any future COVID-19 mitigation measures, protocols, and/or requirements that Skincredible may require for patients and visitors on the Skincredible premises.