Wis. publisher files lawsuit to stop medical faxes from coming to office

Milwaukee-based Moose Moss Press, a publishing company, has filed a lawsuit claiming it has been receiving private medical faxes intended for another recipient, according to Courthouse News Service.

In August or September 2015, Moose Moss Press began receiving misrouted faxes intended for Twinsburg, Ohio-based Envision RX, a pharmacy benefit management company. Since then, Moose Moss Press has received more than 120 faxes containing patients' personal health information. That number doesn't include the first few faxes Moose Moss received but immediately deleted or the faxes Moose Moss deleted after consulting an Envision RX representative.

As outlined in a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel column, Moose Moss could face HIPAA penalties for possessing patient records.

Moose Moss claims it attempted to sell the fax number to Envision RX, but the two companies never reached an agreement.

"At no point in time, previous to the deluge of medical information, has Moose Moss Press LLC ever transacted business or engaged in communications with Envision RX," Moose Moss managing member Craig Berg, PhD, said in an affidavit.

Moose Moss is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction as well as $500,000 in damages.

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