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Medical file released to bill collection agency
Thu, 08/29/2013 21:07
I have been asking a bill collection agency, that's been calling the house to validate a bill that I owe so i can see how much it is and make arrangments for it. It looks like an itemized sheet, of my diagnosis, the date i was treated and what i was treated for including my diagnosis. They also sent a form that I signed for consent to be treated. I had assumed, that regarding Hippa, they are not allowed to view my diagnosis/treatment and consent forms? Why is this allowed and can they do this? I know they have to collect the bill, but I know what a hospital bill looks like and an itemized sheet of my diagnosis, dated back to 2010. I need to know what the rules are in reference to a collection agency, being allowed to see my medical files, directly from the hospital.