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I went to a dr appt yesterday and they had an entire record

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I went to a dr appt yesterday and they had an entire record of the medications I take. I did not fill anything out for them. I asked where they got this information and they told me my insurance company provided it to them! I did not authorize my o surance company to do this isn't that a hippa violation? I have high mark blue cross
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 8 months ago.

Unfortunately, this would probably not rise to the level of a hipaa violation namely because the dr. is a medical provider who can receive this information and your insurance company has an interest as they are the payor. Furthermore, HIPAA does not really give rise to a civil lawsuit claim, it just has fines for providers who violate it. Any claim would have to be brought under any breach of privacy laws in your state.

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