Thank you. She is a confidential assistant. She signed a confidentiality
report. Alll psychologists have bookeepers who send out their invoices and fill in insurance forms. NO Psychologist does this themselves. She was my girl friday for 14 yeaers.She did a lot besides bookeeping. My patients all knew she helped me because she said "send your check to ....then she listed the name of her independent business and gave her home address. If they had quesitons about bills they happily called her. This is no differnt than my cardiologists office: he does not write his own bills to me nor fill out insurance forms.
How am I in violation. YES SHE IS A NIGHTMARE. She morphed to be an indep contrcctor to keep her SS disability and then when she stopped with me she morphed into claiming she is an employee and I owe back taxes for her and also to purchase about 7 years back unemployment insurance. Right now it is my PATIENT that she is hurting by refusal to give the records. I have the visits in old apt books but it would take me months to find my old week at a glance books and see what visits. Plus this patiaent is a priest. I never made him pay me. I saw him free. Now he changed provinces and the new
province WILL PAY for three yeaers of visits with me. Depending on when we get the info, medicare will reimburse him and we help with the medicare forms. Do you know any doctor who pens his own invoices and fills out his own insurance forms?
How can you accuse me of doing something HIPPA wrong by having a billing assistant. I am a Harvard educated Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst and have been in practice for over 35 years. I am no novice. She signed a confidentialty agreement and is no different that a lady sitting at a check in desk when you go see your opthamologist. She is just not physically there. She picked up the visits, went home, wrote the bills with payment sent to her business and her home address. She is just PUNISHING ME AND TORTURING ME (at the expense of my patient) by refusing to generate the dates.
the patient WANTS THE DATES. It is one punch of her computer.. Can you send me this converstation in one piece so I can print it and give it to a lawyer who is helping. Who also thinks she is a nighmare. as to employee status I am rebutting during this appeal. What do you say the admin law judge "should take a closer look at??" I don't trust anyone in this world anymore: greed, greeed and no conscience. wHO WANTS TO BE A DOCTOR ANYMORE> My patients love me. my patients were happy to have her bill them and submit insurance. It was all sweetsie till she decided to defraud me by
claiming to be an employee and to punish me by refusing a simple request for the dates of service.