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Please help me understand where you have a question so that I may answer it for you.
Ok. So, what you would need to do is file a HIPPA violation complaint. I can guide you along that process as well as provide you information on how to get started.
Yes I am.
Please take a look at the following link: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/solutions-managing-your-practice/coding-billing-insurance/hipaahealth-insurance-portability-accountability-act/hipaa-violations-enforcement.page?
This defines the conduct and different penalties for HIPPA violations.
I believe that this would fall under the category of HIPAA violation is due to willful neglect and is not corrected.
No. I have a general practice.
Yes. Ask away and I will answer.
I believe that you do have a case for a classic HIPPA violation.
The place to get your complaint started is here: https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/smartscreen/main.jsf
Depending on where you are, you can contact the State Bar of your state (I can provide you the contact information) and they can refer an attorney to you.
I will provide you the information in a minute.
This is the website for the Tennessee Bar Association: http://www.tba.org/
When you call them, you can tell them that you need a referral for an attorney that handles HIPPA violations. They will give you a few to choose from.
The attorneys themselves have the discretion whether to take the case on a contingency or not. That is between them and you. Don't be afraid to ask them if they would be willing to do so.
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