Did you know that under New York state law, a doctor cannot charge fees for medical records if the records are being requested for a claim for Social Security Disability or any other public benefit? Whether you are represented or not, you should be requesting medical records to support your case. People who are unaware of this law will actually spend money that they do not need to spend.
I just filed a complaint against a doctor’s office that refused to comply. I would not have filed it if my client did not want me to. In this case, she was very unhappy with her care at this doctor’s office and I will raise that issue as well.
I have taken the high road and I have not left negative reviews or posted this doctor’s name. Given the attitude I got from the office, I am not sure they will give me the same respect.
All they had to do was send me a e-fax and give me and my client a bit of courtesy to avoid this.
I also requested that the judge issue a subpoena for the records but the judge told me that we had enough evidence from my client’s other doctors. He paid the case.
There is no fee for my representation in a Social Security Disability case unless we win.