Please get your collective heads out of your asses and research what is and is-not information that is protected by HIPAA. Today I had to spend 20 min on the phone yelling at one of your representative because they would not give me the birth date they had on file (which was wrong) because they said it was a HIPAA violation. Because your company sucks and you are lazy, I will spell it out for you.
If I fill Rx’ for a patient, I fall under “patient care” therefore no medical information can be withheld from me in the name of HIPAA. Go look it up.
Here, I’ll do it for you:
Can a pharmacist use
protected health information to fill a prescription that was telephoned
in by a patient’s physician without the patient’s written consent if
the patient is a new patient to the pharmacy?
Yes. The pharmacist is using the protected health information for
treatment purposes, and the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not require covered
entities to obtain an individual’s consent prior to using or disclosing
protected health information about him or her for treatment, payment,
or health care operations.
See that? FOR TREATMENT PURPOSES. However this clause does not apply because a birthdate is not MEDICAL INFORMATION!!! Its a fucking birthdate! Get your head out of your ass! Its not a SS# but something that is pubically available!
So thank you BravoRx Rep, for wasting my time with your shitty substandard service and lousy reimbursement rates.
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