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How To Get A Misdiagnosis Removed From Your Medical Record
I have a misdiagnosis on my medical records and my pcp is gone from the practice. How do I get it removed?
Yes, but you're >40y: So that's going to be tricky. As long as you can get a documented persuasive evidence-based medical opinion that rebuts the misdiagnosis, the MEPS CMOs have the full authority to clear you for enlistment. Just make sure you bring the relevant documentation - both the misdiagnosis documentation, and the second opinion. I've done that for applicants. Others will be able to as well. Case-specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why???: The various states require physicians to keep their medical records for a period of years from your last point of contact and be ready to retrieve and transfer the information as needed.If a subsequent treating physician needs any information, it will be available.Hand carried records are often lost & seldom needed if you are able to give a detailed history. ...Read more
Do u think with all medical records becoming digital by 2015, hackers will be able to get peoples confidential records and privacy will be a big issue?
Privacy: Health care privacy will continue to be a "big issue, " especially with continued push for more electronic record-keeping. I suspect hackers, too, will be a constant threat to healthcare information. ...Read more
Usually easy: Usually your provider will provide copies based on whatever the state regs allow them to charge, some will give them to you free and some provide a personal health record that allows you to download a copy. ...Read more
Written request: You might be able to call the office and identify your self, but you will most likely have to go to pick them up. Signing a release is normal and charging a fee is normal by your provider. ...Read more
Yes: You can get a copy of all of your medical records at your doctor's office. You may have to pay a fee for the photocopying and administration time. If you want copies of x-rays, cts, and mris, you need to go to the radiology center and request either print outs or a cd with them. Again, there will be a charge for that. Medical records are kept for several years only - each state is different. ...Read more
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