Check the forms you filled out and signed. You probably gave them permission to get your medical records.
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No. Your medical records are protected by HIPAA.
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No law was broken. You placed your medical condition at issue by filing the claim and probably executed a release.
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It depens on your claim forms. I agree with all counsel that answered this question. I would add if you want benefits you would normally be required to release I formation
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You wrote that you "sent the forms they needed completed." That likely included a HIPAA authorization for release of medical records. If not, then your health care providers should be asked why they released your information.
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You probably signed a form that was a HIPAA medical records authorization. If you didn't they cannot lawfully obtain those records and they broke the law and so did any doctor who gave them records without a lawful medical records authorization. Very doubtful, usually no doctor's office would ever be so stupid as to release records without a proper release. Check and ask them to produce the medical records release you allegedly signed.
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