Medical Records

Home > Tools You Can Use > Topics > Compliance > Medical Records You Can Use:Topics:Compliance:Medical Records<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/PublishingImages/medicalrecords.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />There are many questions about patient medical records. Who owns the medical record? How much may you charge to copy a medical record? What about confidentiality and security?<br>PAMED has prepared general legal information to help you make good decisions about handling medical records.</p><p>In this section you will find:</p><ul><li><a href="/PAMED_Downloads_NotPublic/Copying%20Fee%20Charges_2018.pdf">Restrictions on medical records copying charges for 2018</a><br></li><li><a href="/PAMED_Downloads_NotPublic/Quick%20Consult/QCPatientRightsMedicalRecordsFAQ.pdf">Frequently asked questions: Patient's rights regarding access to medical records</a><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong></strong></span> <br></li><li><a href="">Patient rights regarding their medical records and other personal health information</a></li><li><a href="">Confidentiality of medical records and other personal health Information</a><br><a href="">Retention and disposal of medical records and other personal health information</a></li><li><a href="">Breaches of unsecured personal health information and notification requirements</a></li></ul> record copying fees2018 Medical Record Copying Fees Available to Members in Convenient Chart<p>You can find the Department of Health's 2018 copying fees on PAMED's convenient chart. </p>Practice Administrators;# Records Fees Clarification: Optionable Flat Rate for PHI Is Not Maximum Rate<p>​PAMED often receives questions from members about the amount that a patient can be charged for a copy of their protected health information (PHI). Specifically, physicians have asked whether $6.50 is the maximum amount they may charge for copies of electronic PHI. Here's a clarification.<br></p> Rule Amends Federal Substance Use Disorder Confidentiality Regulations <p>On Jan. 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a final rule amending the federal substance use disorder confidentiality regulations that applies to federally-assisted programs.  </p> recordsOffice FAQ: Retaining Deceased Patients' Medical RecordsMust physicians retain medical records of a deceased patient?Practice Administrators;#Members Only;# FinancialOffice FAQ: Retaining Financial RecordsHow long should I keep a patient's financial records?Practice Administrators;#Members Only;# Non custodial ParentOffice FAQ: Non-custodial Parent's Request for Child's Medical RecordsHow should I handle a non-custodial parent's request for copies of her child's medical records when the custodial parent has asked our office not to fulfill the request?Practice Administrators;#Members Only;# Record RequestOffice FAQ: Request for Medical RecordsMay I refuse to transfer or give copies of a medical record for a patient with an outstanding balance for medical services?Practice Administrators;#Members Only;#

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