Walmart Sams Pharmacies

Recently it has become evident that Walmart and Sams may be taking actions that may be very controversial.

Including selling your information that is your PHI information.

Your Private Health Information.

You might want to re-consider doing business with a company that is willing to sell your information…

Walmart does a lot of different things with your private health information…

apparently it appears that there is little that walmart/sams is not prepared to do with your information.

Including deciding if your doctor should be prescribing certain types of drugs.

Walmart wants to get in between you and your doctor…

Some things you might want to consider when deciding to fill prescriptions at Walmart or Sams Clubs

PHI stands for Private Health Information

reporting the abuse or neglect of children, elders and dependent adults. Any disclosure, however, would only be to someone able to help prevent the threat.   Wow…  can you say Socialism…

For Marketing. With your authorization, we may use or disclose your PHI to our third-party agents, representatives, service providers and/or contractors to offer targeted marketing communications to you.

For Sale of PHI. We may not disclose your PHI to any other person in exchange for direct or indirect remuneration unless such disclosure is made to another covered entity for purposes of treatment or payment, or as otherwise authorized or required by state or federal law. In such instances, the remuneration we can receive for such disclosures may not exceed our reasonable costs for preparing or transmitting the PHI.

17. For Business Associates. We may share your PHI with certain business associates that perform services for us. We may disclose your PHI to a business associate so that the business associate can perform the job we have asked it to do and bill you or your third-party payer for services rendered. Federal law requires us to enter into business associate contracts to safeguard your PHI as required by law and Walmart and Sam’s Club.

18. For Research Purposes. We may share your PHI for research purposes where the only remuneration received by the covered entity or business associate is a reasonable cost-based fee to cover the cost to prepare and transmit the PHI for such purposes.

19. For Proof of Immunization: We may disclose immunization records to a school about a child who is a student or prospective student of the school, as required by state or other law, if authorized by the parent/guardian, emancipated minor or other individual as applicable.

This is a serious situation and it is something that you may want to carefully consider when thinking about doing business with walmart pharmacies.