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Old 11-07-2008, 03:23 PM   #1
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MRI Report

I am scheduled for another MRI next week (back problems). I know my doctor will get a copy of the report, and my attorney will get a copy too.

Is it ok for me to ask for a copy? Has anyone ever asked for their own personal copy?


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Old 11-07-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: MRI Report

Absolutely. I have a copy of every EEG, MRI and Head CT report ever written. I even have copies of the CD's of the MRIs and CTs. You just need to visit the hospital/facility where said tests were performed, sign a release and you'll get them. They are your records.

 
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:11 AM   #3
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Re: MRI Report

I think it's very important to have and keep of all your own medical records.
I file them by Dr and hospital. I also keep a master list that I can referance quickly.
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Re: MRI Report

Update:

I had the MRI on Nov. 13. Before I had it, I politely asked if they could mail me a copy of the report, or did I need to pick it up - and also offered to pay any copy fees. They told me they scans are read in another state, and the office where the scans were read, would send the results to my directly to my doctor.

Today, Nov. 18, I went to my Dr.'s office, and asked for a copy of the report. They refused! They said they would release a copy to my lawyer, and I could get a copy from him, if I wanted one. I told them that made no sense, and left in a huff.

I regret leaving in a huff - I always prefer to keep things civil. But, it is a shame to make a disabled person to jump through hoops like that, just to get a piece of paper.

 
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Re: MRI Report

wow, really?
I have never had that happen.
What place did you have the MRI at?
I'd call their main office and get a copy.
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Re: MRI Report

I called the main office and asked for a copy, and they told me I had to get it from my doctor's office. Totally frustrated, I tried to call my attorney to ask him to request it from my doctor - and his office was closed today.

I won't give up. I will call my attorney again tomorrow.

 
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Re: MRI Report

wow, I don't blame you for being frustrated. I had no problem at all picking up my medical records from the hospital where my tests were performed. They were free up until the first 8 pages I believe and then it cost me a total of $5 for the additional ER reports! Couldn't complain!

And what's up with your lawyers' office being closed on a Tuesday?! Veterans Day was the week before!

Hang in there and keep fighting!

 
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Re: MRI Report

I called my attorney's office early this morning, before they were even open, and left a message, and they returned my call this morning.

The attorney was in court today, but I talked with his secretary. She has always been wonderful in answering questions and helping me. She said she would get on the phone, and find out what is going on - then would call me when she got some information.

So I am waiting. Waiting is what we who have filed for disability do best.

 
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