HIPPA violation?

1 Answers. Asked on Jan 03rd, 2013 on Insurance - New York
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I received a letter from my granddaughter's insurance healthplus amerigroup, stating that her medical information was accidentally sent to 76 facilities on a CD. My granddaughter was never treated at any of the 76 facilities. I believe this is a HIPPA violation. What steps should I follow next?
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Answered on Jan 04th, 2013 at 3:28 PM

I am sorry to hear about this.  I recommend that you check out this fact sheet on how to file a complaint.  http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/hippahowtofile.pdf.  I think this will provide you with answers and assistance.  Best of luck!

NOTE: This response is general in nature and should not be considered legal advice.  No attorney client relationship exists or is formed by this response.

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