I sent my employer a doctor's note excusing my absence and a few minutes later, I received a frantic call from my doctor's office saying they demanded my personal information and my diagnosis. The nurse who called me said they told my employer none of my personal information. I understand in certain situations employers can verify a note but this went beyond that. Is this considered a HIPAA violation?
Its not a HIPPA violation. Exactly what should have happened did. Your employer called...asked for information that your health care provider can't provide without your consent. You did not consent so the office did not provide the information. Nothing illegal happened and your health care provider followed HIPPA as they should...not sure why they were "frantic." What happened was not unusual at all.
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