According to a Law360 report, several New York hospitals and an information services company are at the center of a class-action lawsuit alleging they engaged in price fixing in the production of patient medical records. When the hospitals receive a request for their patients records, they are required to produce the records, but can subject to state law, as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or (HIPPA), charge a fee. However, healthcare providers or an information service company, may NOT profit from the production of records. In a recent lawsuit, the 3 hospitals and the copying company are alleged to have turned a profit of approximately $7,000,000.00 alone last year from this practice. The class action claim that patients were overcharged as much as 50 cents per page.
Call the skilled attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter if you or a family member was injured by a medical error. Consultation is free. In fact, with Liever, Hyman & Potter, you will pay no fees or expenses until we recover money for you. We can obtain the medical records for you if we investigate the case.
By Michael W. McGuckin, Esquire; Attorney for the Reading, Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law Firm of Liever, Hyman & Potter, P. C. which limits their practice to medical malpractice, car, truck, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death cases, premises liability, nursing home neglect, and work injuries. Serving Berks, Schuylkill and surrounding counties for over 50 years.