AUGS has been monitoring a potential breach to patients’ privacy concerning past gynecological surgical procedures. In many instances, patients have believed this violation was a result of the physician, their office, or their hospital releasing private information to some third party. AUGS has researched this issue and have determined that the information is most likely being released by the insurance company to a third party subrogation company.
In an effort to help advocate for our patients the AUGS Board of Directors has created a fact sheet for your patients to inform them as to what is happening, as well as provide them with information on how to file a complaint.
Every member is encouraged to keep an open dialogue with AUGS leadership about concerns you have and/or are hearing concerning violations of patient information. While AUGS has traditionally been focused on research and education, advocating on behalf of our patients to ensure quality care which includes patient privacy is an important part of our mission and one which the Board intends to continue to advance.
The AUGS Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our approach to the issue as needed.