Last Updated: Dec 14, 2018
Every year, the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) receives many calls and emails from members asking for the list of medical record copying fees for the new year. We know that this is an important planning tool for practices.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has released copying fees for 2019. To assist members, PAMED offers a convenient chart with 2019 copying fees.
These new fees go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. Until then, members can also access the 2018 copying fee chart here.
PAMED provides this information as an exclusive benefit to our members.
Hi Susan, PAMED's Practice Support team addresses your question this way:
Per HHS clarification, the reference to $6.50 is rather an option of charging a nominal flat fee. HITECH requires that the amount charged to a patient or personal representative does not exceed the cost of the labor it takes to produce the record. See article link below: Clarification of Permissible Fees for HIPAA Right of Access – Flat Rate Option of Up to $6.50 is Not a Cap on All Fees for Copies of PHI.
Postage may be included.
We have a request from an attorney for a copy of a patients medical record in electronic format. According to the 2018 chart above, is the most we can charge for the disc that we have downloaded the medical record on to is $6.50? Can we charge postage in addition since we are mailing the disc?
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