03-18-2010, 12:06 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Anyone versed on HIPPA regulations?
Some background on my issue: I purchased a laser hair removal package for 6 visits. I used 4. The company I purchased from has changed names. Location still the same, phone number still the same, physician director is a different physician. Well, they don't want to honor the package, but oddly they have all my information regarding the visits in addition to some medical grade dermatology products (obagi) that I purchased there. Part of the obagi system is by prescription only. Anyhow, I feel like if indeed this is a *new* company they should not have any of my information regarding treatment from the previous company. In the end, I just want to finish out my laser package because it's already paid in full. I feel like it's legal to *purchase* a medical practice if the intent is to fulfill the obligations of medical treatment to the patients of the established practice. However, if you have no intent to fulfill the patient's medical needs then it's a violation to have been given my information. Does anyone know how this should work? Is it OK for a practice to sell the practice including the patient info if the purchaser has no intention to fulfill the needs of the previous patients.
Likely, they would take my money if I wanted to purchase some other service though