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Can a hospital send a 3 page itemized list to the ca for verification of debt? What happen to patient right to privates laws?

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http://www.debt-consolidation-credit-repair-service.com/cgi-local/cutecast/cutecast.pl?forum=4&thread=7189

cut and paste that link, there is a letter that you can send to the OC to get the CA listing off your report... but i think it only works if you pay... but keep bumping someone may know more about the legal part...

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<blockquote>Originally posted by MJMMDMM

Can a hospital send a 3 page itemized list to the ca for verification of debt? What happen to patient right to privates laws?

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it depends if you gave authorization or not. if you didn't

you will own the hospital after it's all over. hipaa violations carry stiff penalties.

++Penalties for HIPAA Violations

HIPAA calls for civil and criminal penalties for privacy and security violations, including: -- fines up to $25K for multiple violations of the same standard in a calendar year - fines up to $250K and/or imprisonment up to 10 years for knowing misuse of individually identifiable health information.++

do not deal with the debt collector. write a letter to the hospital demanding they show you gave them authorization to release your records.

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HEY, so do you think that since the CA sent me a printout from the hospital indicating that I saw a certain doctor and my diagnosis as "depressive disorder" would be cause to ask the hospital for something that i signed about waiving my privacy rights?

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do you ever read the documents and release forms the care providers and insurance companies make you sign? sounds like u know the answer.

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but aren't those hippa laws relatively NEW??? so in that case, if the hospital bills ARE old, that would help right?

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HIPPA Laws went into affect April 15 this year. YOu cant sue them for smoething before this date.. now anything from now on.. they have to get your signature to release info.

Read ALL YOUR PAPERWORK YOU SIGN so you dont sign away your rights

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Read ALL YOUR PAPERWORK YOU SIGN so you dont sign away your rights

Very good point, Sakiawarner!

My old provider would send a little "form" along with a questionaire EVERY TIME a claim was filed.... this "form" was attached like part of the questionaire, but it was actually signing your rights away....

The questionaires were promptly submitted minus that last page.

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