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Benefits denied bc I refuse to hippa signed over- med check
An_258149 posted:
My husbands insurance company has been sending me forms and questionnaires asking me to 1) sign over my Hippa right for individual drs, and 2 disclose medication info. It states that failure will 'cause a delay in benefits'. The insurance wants to monitor me and says will just be a brief questionnaire for the dr to fill out. I have been on 1 pain med for years but REALLY am never comfortable with signing any disclosure of confidential info. Today I found out I am suddenly not covered. No mention of refusal of benefits were directly mentioned in those forms and letters. The company is returning my call in the morning. Any idea if that can legally deny my coverage for failure to sign over my rights or refuse to be monitored?
forgetful88 responded:
Have you called the customer service line to inquire?
blessedladyptl responded:
Yes the can legally deny you coverage. This is becoming common for insurance companies. It is an attempt to reduce the overuse of certain meds and reduce prescription drug abuse. You can either sign the form or not be covered. You may be able to appeal it, but you won't win.

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