Understanding the New Rule for Patient Access to Lab Results

Freedman, Linn; Sylvia, Kathryn
February 2014
Healthdatamanagement.com;2/12/2014, p1
The article focuses on the Final rule, amendments in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 regulations in the U.S. including access of patients to laboratory test results, and access on patient's request.


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