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Newly "diagnosed" but doubting diagnosis?
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(12-27-2015, 02:35 PM)KingTitus Wrote: My apologies to all that have replied, I have been crazy busy over the holidays. Here is the update since I wrote the original post. I am going to perform another sleep study. The original center is refusing to give me or anyone else the results, reports or data from the device including my ENT. I have had to resort to filing a complaint with the AASM and the medical board. This one will be at a facility instead of a take home. This has been an absolute nightmarish event to say the least.

Thank you to all that have replied. I will update with the new results soon.

Have a great new year!

Refuse to pay for the study. That will get you your data. If it is your insurance company, contact them and explain that you do not want this place to be paid unless they release actual medical data.
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(12-27-2015, 02:35 PM)KingTitus Wrote: The original center is refusing to give me or anyone else the results, reports or data from the device including my ENT. I have had to resort to filing a complaint with the AASM and the medical board.

A complaint filed with the Department of Health and Human Services would also be appropriate because the refusal to release medical records is a HIPAA violation and those get reported to the DHHS:

http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/filing-a-compla...index.html

Good luck with the next sleep study, and Happy New Year to you!

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(12-27-2015, 08:06 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote: Refuse to pay for the study. That will get you your data. If it is your insurance company, contact them and explain that you do not want this place to be paid unless they release actual medical data.

The fine print somewhere will usually say the patient is ultimately responsible if insurance pays less than expected.

So maybe best to just inform the insurance company that the sleep center refuses to release records, and that complaints with professional and civil authorities have been filed, and that the insurance company may want to re-evaluate whether to keep that provider in their network.

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