Question about HIPPA

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by jrjr37, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. jrjr37

    jrjr37 Well-Known Member

    Is it true, that if I settle past due medical bills and the provider accepts this as payment in full, they can no longer report these accounts to the CRA because I legally don't owe them anything anymore?

    If I understand the HIPPA laws correctly, they state that the only reason a healthcare provider can report or share information with a third party without your permission is when a debt is owed?
  2. Why Chat

    Why Chat Well-Known Member

    If you pay them with the following notice,you will achieve your purpose.

    Otherwise, they will just turn the payment over to the collection agency who will be allowed to continue reporting.
  3. jrjr37

    jrjr37 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the information.

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