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Medical privacy and employer-sponsored health insurance...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by secretdonkey, Jan 25, 2006.


  1. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Quick question... Having never really taken Rx meds except for flu symptoms or the odd back spasm, I never thought much about it, but now I'm wondering... Will my insurance company disclose to my employer the meds that they covered? Last year I had some odd symptoms and a doc wrote me scripts for a variety of meds, none of which I stuck with, and some of which I'd rather my employer not know about. Any thoughts?
     
  2. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Donk, Y works for a home health care agency as an accountant... she's always complaining about HIPPA (sp?) statutes.... I'll ask her tonight...

    Also, my mom is an RHU - she would know, but she'll go on and on and on and on and on....

    :D

    My guess is that it's not the employer's business at all to know about meds...
     
  3. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Thanks! :hyper:
     
  4. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz! Staff Member

    Dec 24, 2003
    Columbia, MO
    I work for a health care facility and I belive that any disclosure of health related information to indivudals not directly involved in your treatment (without your consent) basically qualifies as a HIPPA violation.
     
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Not unless they receive written authorization from you to do so.

    -Mike
     
  6. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Bingo....


    Mike
     
  7. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    thank you, thank you!
     
  8. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    It's HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
     
  9. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz! Staff Member

    Dec 24, 2003
    Columbia, MO
    I stand guilty of being unable to type