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Cherelle Moss Legal and Ethical Issues in HITE November 29, 2017 The Case of Biddle v. Warren General Hospital In the court case Biddle v. Warren General Hospital multiple patients brought forth a lawsuit against Warren General Hospital and the law firm that represented them accusing the hospital of disclosing patients’ confidential medical information by providing the law firm with confidential information to search for patients who could potentially be eligible to receive supplemental security income, thereby assisting in paying the for the patients’ unpaid medical bills that were owed to the hospital. In 1993 attorney Robert Heller, who was a shareholder at the law firm Elliott, Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill Co., LPA, came up with the idea that a law firm could assist a hospital in determining if unpaid medical bills could be submitted to the SSA for payment. Heller then presented the idea to Rush Elliot, president of the law firm and also a trustee of Warren General Hospital. After the meeting an agreement was reached stating the law firm would screen
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  • Fall '16
  • Holly Pope
  • Law, law firm, Warren General Hospital

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