In the past, many covered entities charged attorneys higher fees for accessing patient information than for patient requests. New HHS guidance seems to state that providers can’t charge third parties, like attorneys, more in certain cases.
Legal and HIM experts weigh in on the ethical and operational reasons patients are charged for their medical records.
This update to one of the Journal’s most popular web pieces features new segments with helpful information for both HIM professionals and consumers.
This slideshow walks patients through a typical release of information request.
With on-site HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights slated to start this year, both covered entities and their business associates need to be prepared.