Can I stop a service provider from releasing my health information?

According to the Consumer Health Information Bill of Rights, you have a right to request a limit on the medical information released to others involved in your care or the payment of your care. Your provider has the right to deny the request, but must provide you with a reason if it cannot be met. However, a request to keep information from your healthcare insurer must be granted if you pay for the service in full at time of delivery. 

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