Just a few questions...
Do medical offices contribute information to a larger, possibly state/nationwide database?
What about pharmacies?
If a pharmacist sees a "trend" and they flag you, does that flag go beyond the pharmacy (such as, do they inform any new doctors you fill a Rx with or your insurance company)?
Do insurance companies flag you and if so, when you see a new physician and they record your insurance info, are they notified?
How do you know when you are flagged...and if you don't know, can you request your medical records alongside the physician notes taken during any exams?
What is the criteria for being flagged?
I know that certain physician networks would naturally be linked as well as large, national pharmacies (such as Walgreen's) but how far does it go?
Thanks in advance!