Tag: HIPAA

Increased Patient Access to Health Records – the Cures Act

Increased Patient Access to Health Records – the Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), signed into law in 2016, was designed to help bring health care innovations to patients to provide more patient control in a value-based health system.[i] Recognizing that patient access and ease of transfer of health records are key, the law includes two provisions that directly affect health care offices

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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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