Yikes! What she found in her medical records was devastating

Yikes! What she found in her medical records was devastating

First off, understand this. They’re YOUR medical records.

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Recently, someone applying for one of our health plans learned something that truly shocked her. Written in her records was a diagnosis identified as a debilitating muscle disease and the doctor never told her!

You may have a medical condition listed in your medical records that you really do not have or do not know about!
In this woman’s case, it was eventually learned that the condition was not hers but was for ANOTHER PATIENT. It was mistakenly included in her records and it took time and effort to get this mistake corrected.

Everyone should ask to see and get a copy of their health records from the Medical Information Bureau (MIB), if for no other reason, to see if you agree with the information that is being written about you.

It’s the law!  You have the right to obtain your medical records and other health information.  Like a credit bureau, there’s a Medical Information Bureau. Your MIB report shows key risk factors about you like health-related conditions. Other insurance companies can access, review, and confirm this information. This information is used mostly to prevent fraud if you apply again for certain types of insurance.

You are entitled to one free report from the MIB annually. Simply call the MIB at 1-866-692-6901 and help them identify your file – if one exists.

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Are there ERRORS in your medical records?

Once you have your MIB report you can use it by asking your provider to change any wrong information in your file or, at least, to add information to your file if it is incomplete.
In most cases, the file should be changed within 60 days, but the hospital can take an extra 30 days if you are given a reason for the delay.

Protect your medical records! Call the MIB at 1-866-692-6901.
Get Yours!