The frustrations consumers face in obtaining copies of their own medical records is not lost on federal health IT officials, as shown in ONC’s new report: “Improving the Health Records Request Process.”
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.
Improvements to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System are needed to reduce administrative burden and increase emphasis on positive patient health outcomes, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
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.
The processes outlined in this white paper contribute to the growing body of work in developing standards for HIM practices.
CMS responds to stakeholder concerns over compliance burdens in newly released 2018 proposed MACRA rule.