PATIENT RIGHTS: Why the Feds Want Better Records Access

Goedert, Joseph
February 2016
Health Data Management;Feb2016, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p1
Trade Publication
The article informs that U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) office for civil rights has issued extensive guidance for providers, insurers and patients on rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as of February 2016. It informs that the aimed of the new guidance is to enable patients to get paper or electronic copies of their medical records.


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