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HIPAA medical collection

HIPAA medical collection

Hello,

 

I've searched but am unable to find the thread detailing the HIPAA process. Can anyone PM or post the link?

 

Thanks.

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Moderator Emeritus

Re: HIPAA medical collection

There is no link at this time. You can ask question in here and someone will answer if they can.
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Re: HIPAA medical collection

Oh, no questions about it really.  I'm just trying to get an understanding and learn the steps of the process.  I guess I'll try googling.

 

Thanks.

Message 3 of 6

Re: HIPAA medical collection

I have a $141 unpaid collection.  The medical service was provided by Doctors on Duty.  I assumed that my medical insurance had covered the cost, however I was unaware that I had to get a referral by my school (university insurance).  The account is still currently unpaid, however I'd like to pay it in full.  With accrued interest the total comes out to $179.

 

If I pay the collection agency in full, would I be able to go through the HIPAA proces so that the derog is removed?

 

Thanks.

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Established Member

Re: HIPAA medical collection

Allenalexander,

 

Do not under any circumstances deal with the collection agency.  Check your PM and I have sent you the link to the Hippa Process.  If you need anything else let me know.

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Moderator Emeritus

Re: HIPAA medical collection

The first step in the process is to opt-out with the CRAs.  IMO everyone should opt-out even if the collection is not medical. This way the CRAs can not farm out your info.
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