Medical Companies

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Medical Companies

A medical screening is like a credit report - but about your health and medical history. When a company errs, it’s a big deal.
Just like background check companies and consumer reporting agencies (CRAs), medical screening companies must obey the Fair Credit Reporting Act - the law that gives you rights when it comes to companies collecting and selling your data. Know what these companies do, what to do when mistakes happen, and who can help. Check out our list!

You might wonder why I, an attorney for consumer protection, discussing medical screening. It’s not about the quality or type of medical care or procedures you receive. Far too often, medical screening companies and medical information companies make the same mistakes and errors that background check and consumer reporting companies make with respect to your personal information. And far too often, those mistakes lead to big problems for you.

While the substance of what these medical auditing companies or medical records scanning companies are reporting varies, the same rules that apply to background check and credit reporting companies apply. The most pertinent rules come from the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which gives every medical record company responsibilities when it comes to assembling, verifying, and selling a person’s medical records and which gives every consumer rights when it comes to who sees their medical records, the accuracy they should expect on those medical records reports, and what to do when those reports are inaccurate.

Information on Medical Companies

You may ask, “How could I ever have a dispute with a medical records company?” and “Even if I do have a dispute with a medical records scanning company, why would I want to talk to a background checks lawyer?”

Here are some scenarios where a dispute between you and a medical screening company might arise:

  • Your employer or the company at which you just applied for a job hires a medical screening company to do its drug screening or drug use testing. This could either be a one-time thing when you apply for the job or ongoing testing throughout your employment, weekly, monthly, annually, or randomly. This is becoming more common, whether you are driving a bulldozer or buying stocks and bonds.
  • You work in the healthcare field, and your employer, to minimize its risk, screens you for medical conditions, does medical screening to verify your credentials, verify immunizations, screen for drug use, or some other specialized medical screening.
  • Your insurance company or the company where you just applied for an insurance policy does a complete medical evaluation of you before they insure you. They do this to determine your rates.
  • Your employer or insurer engages a background check company or consumer reporting agency for a background check. The company, ill-equipped to handle sensitive medical information, pulls and includes your medical data on your background check or credit report. (Here is a list of all credit reporting agencies.)

What might go wrong:

  • There is an inaccuracy, omission, false positive, or mix-up of some kind in your medical screening report. As a result, you do not get the job, you are denied health or life insurance, you are granted health or life insurance but at much higher rates than you should have received, or you lose your job.
  • You do not authorize your employer to do a medical screening on you. They do so anyway. This includes a biometric screening.
  • You do not authorize any company, website, remote meeting platform, or anybody else to do a biometric screening, engage in biometric surveillance, or store your biomedical data. They do so anyway.
  • The medical screening company sends your medical information to the wrong place or includes your medical information on someone else’s medical screening report.

If any of the above has ever happened to you, contact an FCRA lawyer at Consumer Attorneys right away. We know the devastation that errors or mix-ups in a person’s background, credit, or medical report can cause. We know how to fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve. 

Medical screening companies must comply with the FCRA. Depending on the nature of the information, they may also be subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These laws protect a consumer’s right to privacy, their right to have accurate information in their background and medical reports, their right to dispute inaccurate information, and their right to sue a medical screening company when it violates the FCRA, HIPAA, or when inaccurate information causes damage to their finances, their careers, their opportunities, or their reputations.

Main Medical Screening Companies

Here are the most prominent medical screening companies:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Aduro
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Alfa Scientific Designs, Inc.
  • BioIQ
  • Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
  • Bloom Diagnostics GmbH
  • Bluehive
  • Bravo
  • Catapult Health
  • Certiphi
  • CHC Wellbeing
  • Checkr
  • CheckUps
  • Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
  • Efunctional LLC
  • eKnowID
  • F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.
  • Genova Diagnostics
  • Grail
  • HbD International
  • Health Advocate
  • HPN Worldwide, Inc.
  • Immundiagnostik AG
  • IncentFit
  • InHouse Physicians
  • Jant Pharmacal Corp.
  • Labcorp
  • LetsGetCheckes
  • LifeLoc Technologies
  • Marquee Health
  • MediKeeper
  • MIB
  • Milliman IntelliScript
  • Mobile Health
  • Navigate Wellbeing Solutions
  • OnePoint Human Capital Management
  • Onsite Health Diagnostics
  • OraSure Technologies, Inc.
  • Orthus Health
  • Premier Biotech, Inc.
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Ramp Health
  • RepeatDx
  • Ria Health
  • RxGenomix
  • Segterra Inc.
  • Sharecare
  • Shimadzu Corporation
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc.
  • Star Wellness
  • Sterling Wellness Solutions
  • Summit Health
  • Synergy Wellness
  • Telligen
  • Telomere Diagnostics Inc.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  • TotalWellness Health
  • The Wellness Company
  • US Wellness
  • WellRight
  • Worksite Health

Contact Us

Contact us if:

  • You’ve ever reviewed your medical screening report and identified an inaccuracy. It doesn’t matter how big or small the error might seem. Any inaccuracy in your medical screening report warrants a conversation with a medical screening report lawyer.
  • A medical screening company has ever taken your biometric data or reported on you without your consent.
  • A medical screening company has ever sent your medical screening report to an unintended recipient.
  • Your medical information has ever appeared in someone else’s report.
  • You have ever failed a drug test due to a false positive.

We will listen to you, assess your case, apply the relevant laws, offer legal advice, and, if appropriate, file a lawsuit on your behalf so you can get the compensation you deserve for the damage the medical screening company caused.

Call us at 1-877-615-1725. Email us at [email protected]. Visit our website and chat with a live online representative or fill out a form for someone to contact you later.

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