HIPAA and Medical Record Copy Fees

Patients often request copies of their medical files. Traditionally, state law governed the subject of medical record copy fees. State laws typically permit providers to charge a per-page copy fee, of up to a certain dollar value, or to charge a flat fee of up to a certain amount for the entire medical record. Many covered entities simply charge the maximum amount that state law allows for medical record [...]

2023-08-24T11:48:24-04:00October 18th, 2019|

What is 45 CFR 164.524? Rules for Individual Access to PHI

45 CFR 164.524 is a section of the HIPAA Privacy Rule that explains the standards regarding patient access to protected health information (PHI). PHI is any demographic information that can be used to identify a patient. Examples of PHI according to HIPAA regulation includes names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, medical records, financial information, and full facial photographs, to name a few. [...]

2023-08-21T12:21:29-04:00November 2nd, 2017|