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If the old pain management doctor refuses to add the addedum that she didn't notice in 2012 that on my list of medications I take was oxycodone, what is a good way to present this to my new pain management doctor?
The first doctor was negligent and not reading her nurses' notes and that I kept checking-off that I was receiving controlled meds from another doctor. The new doctor is going to want to see my records...what do I say so that he believes me? Go online with him to my old, patient portal and show the oxycodone use recorded in 2012 even though the old doc states in 2013 I never mentioned it except once in 2011?
Thank you again, and also, is there really anything wrong with taking Norco and oxycodone in the same period as long as you don't take them together, and take them on different days for varying pain in different parts of the body?
The nurses only reported my oxycodone use on their group practice's web site.
I am going to try and print it. If I can't, I hope the new pain management doctor has access to go online and access my 2012 medication lists.
What is the HHS agency? I know what HIPAA is...should I warn the first doctor that I'm going to report her and her medical errors, or just go ahead and do it?
Will she receive some kind of penalty for not amending her incorrect medical notes in 2013? It's almost April and this occurred in February!
You've been great! Thanks!
I just wanted to let you know how helpful you were in finding the right web links about amendments to file my medical errors against the pain management doctor since February (who still has my file open on her desk, according to her staff). I spent hours trying to find the right information online! If I weren't on disability right now, I would give you a huge bonus!!I emailed her staff and her with the links and information about HHS and HIPAA amendment laws and timelines, and told them I want something by the end of this week. It's almost April now and this was back in February that the doctor was going to add the adendment.
The only thing I'm afraid of is if the new doctor thinks I'm a nut for taking both Norco and Oxycodone, but each drug affects my body pains differently. I never took them on the same day. I'm sure he'll request my file before seeing me, but I need a pain management doctor for my back.
I hope the first doctor responds by the end of the week. If not, I'll go through the complaint system. And I'm not the kind of person that likes to do this at all, but she basically accused me of non-disclosure and non-compliance even though everyone on her staff had my medication list, and still prescribed Norco.
Thank you again for linking me to the exact locations; I never would have found it without you!
Now I received this:
Thank you for your inquiry to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. Please note that a health care provider is not required to agree to an amendment if they deem that the information is correct. However, the health care provider should have informed you of your rights under the Privacy Rule. Please see Section 164.526, Amendment of protected health information.
If you have not been advised of your rights, you may wish to file a complaint using the attached complaint form package.
I am so confused....
The provider does not need to agree to the amendment, however, they do have to respond in writing to your request explaining the reason why they will not amend the record and your request, their denial of the request and your response to the denial I believe all must be included in your medical record. Even if they don't amend the record, they have to include your request etc.
Here is an excellent policy from University of Arkansas based on this requirement. It is more understandable in some senses that the text of the HIPAA privacy regulations.
Are you located in Southern California? I wish you could be my primary care physician...I have Blue Cross HMO (Monarch).Do you think there are good, quality physicians in Kaiser?