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.
This video discusses components of de-identifying your patient records and documentation. In the absence of a business arrangement and signed agreement; you need to make sure that the data has been scrubbed and has been de-identified before sending out for review.
May a patient direct a health care provider not to submit a claim to the patient’s health plan for a particular service? Is an in-network doctor required to submit a claim when the patient has directed otherwise? The answers to these questions are usually “yes.”