• Report: #82881

Complaint Review: Professional Claims Bureau, Inc.

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  • Submitted: Fri, March 05, 2004
  • Updated: Fri, March 05, 2004

  • Reported By:new york New York
Professional Claims Bureau, Inc.
274 Duffy Avenue Hicksville, New York U.S.A.

Professional Claims Bureau, Inc., Debt Collectors Professional Claims Bureau, Inc., Health Information Privacy Complaint violation of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ripoff harassment Hicksville New York

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Debt Collectors License No. 0811196 HIPAA

Unlawful use of records or information

Suffered harassment related to the collection of consumer debts and privacy provisions violations. The following is a brief overview of some of the HIPAA provisions Professional Claims Bureau, Inc., the third party, Debt Collectors, is violating: The privacy provisions establishing a national standard for the collection, use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information. Restrictions on the uses and disclosures of patient information; Professional Claims Bureau, Inc., the third party, Debt Collectors, contacts all insurance companies by telephone, such including: Allstate Insurance Co.,

Aetna Inc. Oxford Health Plans, Inc. United Healthcare, CIGNA Corporation, MEDICAID. Uses all Health Providers Federal Tax identification numbers, Medicare Health Providers

identification numbers, Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Health Providers identification numbers in its possession, upwards of 50 listings, claiming to be the Health Providers,

executing fraud. April 14, 2003 on going, Such Health Providers including:

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, Amsterdam Avenue and West 114th Street

New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Professional Claims Bureau, Inc., the third party, Debt Collectors, designates employees, Melissa Roth, June and Cassandra, Susan Frank, Milton Williams as Insurance employees for the purpose of:

Wrongful Disclosure of Individually Identifiable Health Information - "A person who knowingly and in violation of this part (1) uses or causes to be used a unique health

identifier; (2) obtains individually identifiable health information relating to an individual; or (3) discloses individually identifiable health information to another person

shall be punished as provided...

to be fined not more than $50,000, imprisoned not more than one year, or both; if the offense is committed under false pretenses, be fined not more than $100,000, imprisoned not more than five years, or both; if the offense is committed with the intent to sell, transfer, or use individually identifiable health information for commercial advantage, personal gain, or malicious harm, be fined not more than $50,000, imprisoned not more than one year, or both."

cc: Region II, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Stopcrime
new york, New York
U.S.A.

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