Here is a letter that I sent to the Office Manager of Oregon Cardiology, located at Peace Health Sacred Heart Medical Center, by fax on 12-10-19. Re: “Urgent” Medical Record Request, Failure to send follow-up records, and more I am
CHI Mercy is so great about spinning the details on anything that they can turn into a big billboard along the highway. Let’s see how they spin this one off too. Leapfrog’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade reports are out.
Umpqua Community Health Center (UCHC) recently changed their name under the state business registry. They still kept the one name for legal reasons, but changed the public name to the DBA (doing business as) name of “Aviva.” One would have
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) specifies certain requirements that are to be on all faxed documents. Home Town Drugs doesn’t seem to care about those federal rules when faxing pharmaceutical records around the state and beyond. For years their fax
Patient had EKG testing done last year at Samaritan Lebanon Hospital. This year I ordered another EKG to monitor their condition and specifically wrote on the order form to compare it to last year’s EKG (something that is commonly done).
Had a patient go to South River CHC to complete an EKG. They did it back in August. He signed the paperwork to send the results to my office since we ordered it. Two months later, no results received from
Patient went to get records from their office and was told that they would not accept any Release of Information (ROI) form except ADAPT’s. Where did that idea come from? It’s certainly not following HIPAA or any other state or
Yet again I have received a bill from ADAPT regarding medical records that they have sent us while trying to assess a patient who saw them for drug addiction issues. Standard courtesy for the majority of medical offices is to
I predict that within the next two to five years we will be seeing two major trends happening within our healthcare system and they will both be the result of the changes Medicare has been making towards the reimbursement system
It seems that Umpqua Health and it’s clinical and administrative staff have big secrets to hide. First they close their office on Harvard Avenue WITHOUT informing patients . . . no letter, no phone calls, etc. I have patients reporting