Author: Adrienne Hersh, JD, ICS Legal Counsel

TELEMEDICINE SERVICES IN ILLINOIS

TELEMEDICINE SERVICES IN ILLINOIS

As the health care market experiences increasing demand for patient convenience, so grows the interest in health care services via telemedicine. Telemedicine under Illinois law means “rendering written or oral opinions concerning diagnosis or treatment of a patient in Illinois by a person in a different location than the patient …by telephonic, electronic, or other means of communication.” This could include physician-patient interaction by electronic mail, texting, video or telephone. Some services are, of course, better suited than others for this type of health care delivery.

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Medical Records Access and Copy Fees – Patients and Third Parties

Medical Records Access and Copy Fees – Patients and Third Parties

Since its initial passage in 1996, the HIPAA law has been implemented and expanded by regulations that have not always been easily understood by providers. This article is intended to consolidate and update ICS information about access to, disclosure of, and copying fees for patient medical records.

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