Massachusetts/USA here. I had a EMG a few days ago and scheduled a followup with my doctor for later in the month (about 3 weeks from now). I am very anxious to hear the results.
I just called and the nurse/assistant was able to confirm that the results are ready, but she said that she isn't allowed to read them to me, and that I will have to wait until my scheduled appointment (again, 3 weeks from now) with the doctor.
I call bologna! Can they do this? I would think some provision in HIPAA or otherwise would entitle me to immediate readings of the results. What are my options here?