So I hurt myself at work a few months ago and Friday went for an mri. When I returned to my light duty work on Monday I asked my head of HR if she got the results of my mri or if it was just my doctor (hoping maybe she knew something already). She explained they got a notice saying I went and that was all. Well on Tuesday (this morning) I had still not been to the doctor and my HR person (I'm guessing she didn't know this) said "So it's surgery huh". Which to be honest freaked me out because as I said I hadn't been to the doctor. I told her I didn't know but that I speculated it to be the case but said I hadn't been to the doctor yet. She stumbled for words a bit and said she did some research on webmd. later I was pulled into the conference room during a meeting disusing safety just to be ask a few questions about improving safety. In this meeting was the C.E.O, Head of H.R. a "safety coordinator from the insurance company (not my case manager) and a woman who's job title I do not know. After the questions the same thing was said this time by the C.E.O. "So It's surgery" which I replied the same way. "don't know haven't been to the doctor went" After finally seeing the doctor he told me I needed surgery and I decided to go to Chicago to have it done after the appointment the doctor asked me to wait while he called my employer. After a while he came back and told me he spoke with my employer and they where okay with my going to Chicago for my surgery. Now I've read online in many place that workers comp patients have no hippa rights whatsoever but I've also read that all information regarding diagnosis and treatment are to go from the doctor directly to my workers comp case manager. so as I can't find a straight answer I figured I'd post and ask Have my hippa rights been violated? Sorry for the long post.