The free model Patient Request for Health Information Form is intended to help providers streamline patient health information request processes and ensure they are compliant with the Office for Civil Rights’ guidance on an individual’s right of access under HIPAA.
Among the most confusing issues for ROI professionals is understanding how to respond to the many different types of requests for information from patients, their personal representatives, or from third parties.
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.