Overlawyered: More medical privacy madness
Read these and wonder. Hospitals aren’t run by idiots (despite your experience with the billing office); they’re run by very very smart people who are increasingly risk-avoidant. And, when then risks of divulging the wrong information include whopping fines and jail time, guess what? They’re going to be as circumspect as possible.
Thank your congress, not your hospital, for this crap.