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Medical records Question

J.J.GreyJJ.J.Grey Posts: 2,961
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Pain Management
I recieved a copy of my medical records from my doc today. I was surprised to find that the correspondence between my doc and social Security and between my doc and LTD carrier was not included. I know that it is in my patient file and do not understand why it was excluded. Does any one know if the correspondence should have been included with my copies? That was the main thing that I wanted to see. Any input will be appreciated.


  • I know that with my LTD my MD would get forms to fill out and he would just note that he had filled out a form for them and not make a copy for my file. My LTD did have a copy of that correspondence. I requested my file directly from them prior to hiring my attorney.
  • I know for a fact that the letters to and from Social Security and LTD are there because I have caught a glimpse of them. Just wondering why they were left out and wondering if this is normal procedure.
  • SS & LTD forms are considered "financial" records, not medical records.
  • Here in Louisiana, when I worked at the disability office, all we did was request records. There would be a standard letter asking for records between such and such dates and the doctor 9 times out of 10 never saw the request. It was sent to a health information management department of sorts (or a specific person) who copied the records and mailed them to us.

    Every once in a while, we would get a dictated or handwritten letter from the doctor. This was instances where the doctor was very passionate about whether someone should be awarded benefits. And in most of these cases, that little note was not necessary because the records spoke for themselves. Now, as far as LTD - not a clue.

    I hope this helped.

  • for all of the input. They actually do not include that correspondence in with the medical records as it is not considered a part of the medical records. Thanks.
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