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She obviously told someone who warned her of the violation and now she is hiding....

Posted By: Violated HIPAA on 2007-03-30
In Reply to: Has a HIPPA law been violated by my ex coworker? - I am patient


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Really. ... The trainer warned that you might get error messages? sm
I am thinking this was a very long time ago as I know the trainer and she would have done her best to get this fixed for you. I do hate that you had a bad experience. For some, it works out well but not others. That is any job that you start. But again, sorry it was a bad experience for you.
free site - my computer warned me not to install - dunno about it n/m

or a lot of damaged people, hiding.

Here's the missing S from that sentence
I'm not hiding. I'm right here. At the very least, I sign all my posts...
with my virtual name - Tinks.  As far as I can tell, you hiding behind the anonymity of this board.  No name - real or otherwise - follows your posts.
I've had that happen but it was just hiding.

It wasn't saved under .doc it was saved under .rtf 

Very annoying and caused much grief, let me tell you.

you shouldn't call her period. if your DH was hiding anything, he would not have even mentioned
and i bet now that you blow up about it, he won't tell you again. he should merely tell his friend that he doesn't want involved and tell her not to call his cell anymore, better yet if she calls again, your DH should tell her so himself.
and you can bet 99% of these guys are married, fat, bald freaks hiding from their wives
while pretending to be rich, attractive, and SINGLE
First of all, best wishes for a full recovery from your breast CA. Most of us have been in this MTs position in typing reports on people we know or work with. One thing to consider is that she probably was not the only one to see the report. Who faxed the report to the doctor? Who prints out the reports? I worked inhouse and have heard some inappropriate remarks made by non-MT personnel. In this case, the coworker may simply find herself in an awkward position. She also may just not know what to say to you. I have learned some tragic things through my work about people I knew, but because of the way I learned it could not discuss it, even with that person. Also, the MD I use is a client of the small MTSO I work for, so I always was aware that the MT saw my records, as well other office personnel involved in getting the records printed and to the physician. That is just part of working in the medical field.
It's not a HIPAA violation for sure. Can you
have the account use digital recorders that are uploaded to your FTP site? Bypass the TASP entirely. Or if you are the only transcriptionist, you can use Bytescribe's E-shuttle. Check it out at bytescribe.com
I agree it's a violation. m
I mean, even if you have stellar credit, it still gives a whole lot of information.  I've seen my credit report so I know that any open loans, credit cards, etc. are all on there with limits, current balance, account numbers as would be your mortgage and the monthly amount you pay.  I have a student loan from 15 years ago and cc's from that long ago or longer as well that have been closed for over a decade that still linger.  I mean, it's just nobody's business unless you're applying for credit.  If you want a job, they should look at your job history.  If you want credit, look at your credit history. 
No you should not tell. I do believe it is a violation of privacy since you are doing the report.
The guy has to do what he has to do obviously to exist with his sorry self.
really the only violation is if they hear it and use it in some way that hurts you...
people keep thinking HIPAA violation is just knowing it. It's not. It also has to be harmful to the patient in some way. Remember this whole thing started because some stu*id pharm tech came home and told her high school kid that Mr. So and So came in and got AIDS medicine, then her stu*id high school kid went to school and told other kids and that is how Mr. So and So's daughter found out her father has AIDS.
And wasn't it a violation for her to even ASK for the results from someone other than her doc? Th
wouldn't this be HIPPA violation?
Just finished dictating an irritating doctor.  Thought he was dictating on his cell phone, but turns out he was dictating on an airplane.  Wouldn't that be a HIPPA violation? 
Yeah and I think a cellphone is violation myself sm
I do plenty of QA and I note the cellphone usage for the client because of the numerous cutouts, static, distortions and other things that make it impossible to hear.

It may not be a HIPAA violation, but by golly it SHOULD BE.
the problem is that this is a violation of privacy
Hope you don't think it is okay to have your family members looking in on your computer while you are working!!
Sorry, but major HIPPA violation to "keep a
little file...that's a HUGE industry NO-NO. Talk about lawsuits and professionalism!

Anyone know what the penalties are for docs violating HIPPA?   I know of a case where a person was damaged from a new nonsurgical cosmetic procedure and about to settle with a company to pay for the surgical repair.  Prior to the settlement this patient saw a physician who sells these same nonsurgical services with a possible financial interest in the company.  This physician filled the patient's face full of temporary cosmetic fillers to cover the damage and then WITHOUT THE PATIENT'S PERMISSION released the patient's records to the company and wrote a letter stating there was nothing wrong with the patient.  The company subsequently canceled the pending deal to pay for the damages.   The temporary fillers wore off and the damage returned and this patient is now suing the company AND ALSO  the physician that released her records.  This physician has caused an already traumatized patient much more stress (a subsequent long legal battle) from this HIPPA violation.   What are the penalties?   Any criminal charges?







to the transcriptionists who felt that a criminal background check was a violation - sm
you will notice that some of the jobs posted on the job seeker's board require a CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK!!! What do you think of that?  Still think it's a violation of your privacy?
Let me get this straight. It is a copyright violation punishable if you copy and paste an article
but it is not a copyright violation if you copy and paste the link to the article? What the h*ll is the big deal?
I was told I needed 2 phone lines, but was told I was dialing into the doctors' system. What woul

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Tax guy told me to hold 30%. After first year when got idea what I would be making, he told me
I told you once, I told you twice, eTransPlus is going down the drain!
Don't expect communication from anyone, we are only little "peons."
I was told
I was told that I could be sued by the client or dr for what I transcribe and the company will not help me in any way. Now I called State Farm and told them what I wanted and they said that due to it being in the medical field they would not cover me....
I was told
the same thing.  Some said they had to wade through stacks of resumes looking for resumes that even remotely came close to meeting  the requirements they posted.  I can see why the best ones don't post their job openings.  I know the company I am working for has offered a referral bonus, they are hiring for all shifts, all hours.  I don't refer people, referral bonus or not, but I would encourage anyone who is not happy to post their resume and pray they are contacted by this company or another equally good one. 
Better to see the doc & be told all's well than (sm)

Have it be appendicitis & run the risk of rupturing.  If you still have your ovaries, could be a cyst/adhesions/whatever.  Or it could be just a strained muscle or something.  If it were me, I'd check with my doc.  Just my opinion, tho'.

Hope you feel better soon, regardless of what it is

someone told me that
she knew a guy who lost about 50 pounds in 3 months by drinking a gallon of water a day plus a gallon of Arizona green tea.  Sounds like he was either overhydrated or bouncing off the walls!  In any event, he was certainly spending a lot of time for pee breaks. 
I was NEVER told anything

I had to be up to speed (12,000 lines) in one payperiod even starting on the new program and new account in order to not have to pay for computer and keep insurance.  NEVER has the office I work out of ever said you could put a note on there and say it is new account and were we given time to get used to a new account.

MQ is for the birds.  No continuity of rules at all.


Whoever told you all men are like this? Him? nm
That's what I was told by QA.
They told me that. Don't blame me.
I was told it can't be done

Or maybe we're thinking of different dictionaries. I was asking about the main word dictionary that comes with Stedmans. Is that the one you're referring to, or just the custom dictionary you create?

If it's the main dictionary, I would love to know how you do it. Please share.

I was told to
Shake up a bottle or can of 7up or sprite really, really well.. let it sit a few so it doesn't spray you lol..then warm it up a little bit.  That does the trick for our 20 month old :)
What my doc told me-

"What!!!!! You're upping your rate????? IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!" That was 2 years ago.

Seriously...I have been doing his work for 11 years, always afraid of raising the rate because I knew he always had other sending him letters and calling him. I finally took a deep breath and upped it last year...a whole penny more per line. That's when he made the above statement.

I don't print any of his work. He calls my 800 number to dictate and I PCAnywhere his work to his computer twice a week. It used to be 20 minutes twice a week, now it's up to 40 minutes twice a week.

HE told ME that others want to charge triple what I charge. Well, I can make him happy if he wants me to up my rates again.

He gives me $100 bonus at Christmas and a wonderful card thanking me for the terrific service I provide to him.  I love this guy and would never, ever think about dropping him.  and he told me he would never, ever THINK of dropping me for someone else.

FYI, 11 years ago, I charged him $.15 a line/65 character line, now I charge $.16.  He's one of the fantastic few doctors who appreciate the MT. For that reason, I also appreciate him and send him Omaha Steaks at Christmas (no more than $50).

My vet told me it's HIS job to sm

do anal glands and no one but a vet should do it as it can be tricky and mistakes can cost an owner money and I agree with him. My previous cocker had glands that would plug up and he had a certain way that he would do that caused her no pain and she would need to be on antibiotics for a week after. I've NEVER done my own dog's, always took them to the vet, per HIS recommendation that no one BUT A VET should do glands. Personally, if demand that much from your groomer, then I wouldn't want you for a customer.

what would you do when your 10y/o told you

honestly, I don't know how to handle this without hurting her feelings. please help!! need some good advice. Thanks in advance 

I have not been told
that it is required to switch to VR. I have also not spoken to anyone with that works with the company that was *forced* into doing VR. I have been told that it is an option.
He should have told you before but
as an MT with many years of experience (25), I would not appreciate very much having someone with less than half my experience as my "manager" and QA person.  And I know a lot of seasoned MTs who feel the same way.  Of course I could have the job if I really wanted it and I don't, I just want to transcribe.  But still I expect someone who at least knows as much as me, if not more, to be my supervisor.
She is saying that she was told that
she had a position with a certain company, but was told that she needed to buy a DocShuttle program in order to do her job. Once she bought the program from them, they never contacted her again. She was asking if anyone else had had this experience.
this has been told everywhere sm
That story has circulated around many, many times. Supposedly, the story is not true. You can Google it if you want, but according to research, it is a hoax.
Not what I was told sm
I was told I need one to work for a local company.  I'll just have to call them directly next week.  Thanks!
Who told you this??
I think you can get disability  insurance but usually you have to cover employees with WC insurance but if you are an IC without employees, I don't think you can get it. But you could call your state WC division and ask them as I have been known to be wrong.  But I don't have any.  And if you subcontract to someone I don't think that they can require that you carry it yourself but again I could be wrong. 
she was never told she was only IC.
We were told
at one point that to type in Word and copy and paste was a HIPAA violation and would be grounds for being let go immediately. Anyone else know of this?
Was told I could...
I work for Spheris and made that clear to my accountant. He insisted a few years ago I could write my home office, DSL, etc. off one year. Guess what? The IRS wanted $300 back, so I don't bother trying to write anything off anymore.
then she would have told you how as well.
where I worked there were also settings per Transcriptionist and one of them was allow skip - Y or N.

Don't you think it would be better to talk to someone at the job? Most will work with you.

I was told this (sm)
An MTSO that outsources all of its transcription made the decision that proofreading/editing that transcription before returning it to doc offices just wasn't cost effective for them and so they have eliminated that step and are trying to get by without it.

That means any mistakes made by transcriptionists with little or no comprehension of the English language beyond medical terminology are being sent through to go in patient records unless someone on the receiving end takes the time to proof everything first.

Of course if they do this, and discover the poor quality of work they're receiving, the MTSO will likely end up losing the account - but they'll just turn around and find somebody else.

And in the meantime, God only knows what sort of mistakes are NOT being found simply because quality isn't cost effective.