Are health records pulled through a SF-85?


#1

Or are you protected through HIPAA laws?


#2

You sign a Medical/Psychological release form and waive HIPPA


#3

Tier 1 SF85 investigations do not involve medical records checks and have no release.


#4

In what scenario did you do that?


#5

You don’t “waive HIPPA” . . . You allow the government access to certain health information. You are still protected by HIPPA and the information that the government gathers is protected in the same way.


#6

As far as I know I didn’t sign a medical release form.


#7

Excellent! Thank you for your response.


#8

It is one of the documents you electronically sign when you do your equip for the SF85P


#9

Marko, not on the original subject, but do Tier 5R investigations involve a medical records release? I don’t remember signing one…


#10

Yes, a medical release is standard along with the e-QIP certification and general release