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RE: Can't get results from sleep study
(10-31-2013 05:57 PM)justMongo Wrote:  If the sleep lab has a website -- find the name of the Chief Privacy Officer. Or, ask for contact info for the Chief Privacy Officer by phone.
Then call, fax, write, or email the Chief Privacy Officer requesting your records under threat of legal consequences.
HIPPA = Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act. Portability means you get your records in a timely fashion.

And Fire your doctor. He/she is useless.

Get it right. It's HIPAA

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11-07-2013 12:36 AM
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(11-06-2013 11:17 PM)GrandpaLarry Wrote:  This may sound simplistic but I know that most health care facilities will NOT release your records if you request them by phone, email, or even fax. As part of HIPPA you must provide positive identification in person to receive the documents.


I have always faxed or emailed my records request and shown my identification when I picked the records up.

As to why your doctor will not request the records it is hard to tell. Did your husband take it upon himself to arrange the sleep study? Had his doctor stated that no sleep study was necessary? Was the idea of a sleep study even discussed with his doctor? If your doctor didn't order the sleep study, he or she may feel that your husband went over their head in having the study done.

At least where I live, you cannot get a sleep study without a physician ordering it and telling the sleep lab what kind of sleep study to do and specific instructions
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11-07-2013 02:09 AM
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So.. we just spent a lot of money out of pocket and can't get the results. Does anyone know what the rules are on getting your own test results from a sleep study test?

I had my sleep test on 10/24. Two weeks later I got a letter with appt for 11/19. I called for the results but they would not tell me anything. I then went to the medical records department and requested a copy of the past three months of tests for my own personal record. In Vermont the law requires them to give you this if you sign the release form for the year. The report was there. So now I don't need to be so anxious waiting not knowing anything. So just go to medical records and say you want a copy of your record and sign the paper. It is your legal right in most states.
11-09-2013 01:27 PM
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RE: Can't get results from sleep study
Hi Lukie,
WELCOME! to the forum.!

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11-10-2013 10:45 PM
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