Is This a HIPAA Violation?

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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  11 comments for “Is This a HIPAA Violation?

  1. Jennifer Hollywood
    October 5, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Plus they are fictional characters from Breaking Bad. Is this a movie prop?

    • Sir Lance-a-lot
      October 5, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Serves me right for never watching TV.

    • Douglas Farrago MD
      October 5, 2019 at 10:03 am

      100% from the actual set

  2. Jennifer Hollywood
    October 5, 2019 at 9:31 am

    They live at “1234 Street”? Is this a real bill? Or just a quote?

  3. Douglas Farrago MD
    October 5, 2019 at 7:59 am

    No one gets it yet?

    • Sir Lance-a-lot
      October 5, 2019 at 8:22 am

      Okay, fine. Someone’s gotta do it.

      The date of service is 12/8/09, but the bill was generated 11 months before, on 1/9/09.

      Happy now?


      • Douglas Farrago MD
        October 5, 2019 at 8:54 am

        There is a Netflix movie coming out October 11th that is related

  4. Richard Wilner
    October 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    This is GREAT. This is a small action that , when multiplied by a million more, will produce dramatic change. Complements.

    It it time for the medical industry to publish it’s charges.

    Richard Willner
    Executive Director
    Center for Peer Review Justice

  5. Sir Lance-a-lot
    October 4, 2019 at 11:00 am

    If you are not that person’s physician (and therefore subject to various non-HIPPA state medical ethics rules), and you do not accept Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance, then I don’t think you’re a “covered entity,” and so cannot be held liable under HIPPA for anything, any more than my cat can.

    • Douglas Farrago MD
      October 4, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Ahhh…but there is more to the story

      • Sir Lance-a-lot
        October 4, 2019 at 11:13 am

        Naturally there is. I would expect nothing less.

        I will be waiting to find out what it is…

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