I am shocked at the new bills that are being sent out by North Shore. I received a bill that includes my medical information, my husband's medical information and my son's medical information. I don't understand why North Shore has suddenly combined all
family members into one bill. I am sure that this is a violation of HIPAA since I do not have proxy privileges or POA for either my son or husband. My son is 22 years old and does not want me to see his medical information.
I was confused the first time that I received a bill for my husband. I assumed that it was a mistake on the part of the billing department, but I was wrong. This is the new billing system. Because of this new system, I have been made aware of the services
that both of them received, the dates of the services and the doctor who performed the services. I have decided to file a HIPAA complaint with the OCR.
Anyone else who does not want his or her personal health information to be known should be aware that this is happening.