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ANN McCRACKEN; JOAN FARRELL; SARAH STILSON; KEVIN McCLOSKEY; CHRISTOPHER TRAPATSOS; and KIMBERLY BAILEY v. VERISMA SYSTEMS, INC.; UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER; STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL; and HIGHLAND HOSPITAL
Case 6:14-cv-06248-MAT

This case is about the price of healthcare and the inflated cost of medical records. We filed this case in the Western District of New York on May 14, 2014 on behalf of all persons who were charged for medical records through Verisma Systems, Inc., University of Rochester Medical Center, Highland Hospital or Strong Memorial Hospital since 2008. The complaint alleges violations of New York law concerning the cost of responding to requests for medical records. If you have requested medical records at a New York medical facility, please contact the paralegal on this case, Caitlin Thompson, by phone at (612) 256-3261 or by email at cthompson@nka.com.

Type of Case

Deceptive or Illegal Fees

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Case Updates

  • September 9, 2018

    Verisma Update

    On September 6, 2018, the Court stayed this case pending the resolution of the appeal in Spiro, et al. v. HealthPort Techs., LLC, et al.

  • August 9, 2017

    Verisma Medical Records Charges - Update August 9, 2017

    On July 27, 2017, the Court certified a class of individuals who meet the following definition:

    All persons who (1) requested copies of medical records (either by themselves or through a lawyer, personal representative, or other qualified person acting on their behalf) from a health care facility owned and/or operated by the University of Rochester, (2) were charged by or through Verisma Systems, Inc. for copies of such records in accordance with Verisma’s “NY Fee Schedule PHL 18,” and (3) paid such charges (either directly or through the person making the request on their behalf) and had their records released by or through Verisma on or after May 14, 2011, excluding any principals or employees of Defendants (“the Class” or “the URMC Medical Records Class”).

    The Court also certified two sub-classes: one for Highland Hospital and one for Strong Memorial Hospital.

    The Court denied Verisma's motion for summary judgment on May 15, 2017.

  • August 9, 2016

    Verisma Medical Records Charges Case Update

    This case is currently in the discovery phase.

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