Date Received: 2018-05-18T00:00:00
Product: Medical debt
Issue: Written notification about debt
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: I was reviewing my files on my credit report and I discovered XXXX XXXX XXXX # XXXX, XXXX XXXX XXXX # XXXX. I have never given this company permission to have access to any of my personal medical records. I never received any medical services from this company. I would like to know how any of my HIPAA Act protected information was released and I would REQUEST a copy of any signed documentation approving this release of records! I am allowed under the HIPAA law [ HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996 ], to protect my privacy and medical records from third parties. I do not recall giving permission to XXXX XXXX XXXX to release my medical information to a third party. I am aware that HIPAA does allow for limited information about me but anything more than XXXX XXXX XXXX is to only be revealed with the patients authorization, therefore my request is two fold and as follows, Validation of Debt, and HIPAA authorization.
1.Please provide breakdown of fees including any collection costs and medical charges 2.Provide a copy of my signature with the provider of service to release my medical information to you.
3.Cease any credit bureau reporting until debt has been validated by me.
4.Please send this information to my address listed above and accept this formal complaint as my formal debt validation request, which I am allowed under the FDCPA.
Please note that falsification of the information you received from any medical provider can be perceived as a HIPAA compliance violation as well as a violation of the FDCPA because you will be deceiving me after my written request of debt validation. I request full documentation of what you received from the provider of service in connection with this alleged debt. Additionally, any reporting of this debt to the credit bureaus prior to allowing me to validate it may be a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which can allow me to seek damages from a collection agency.
Company: HCFS Health Care Financial Services, Inc.
State/Zip: OH 432XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2911250
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