What are some good things about online medical records?

Answer Storing medical records online is a controversial issue as many patient rights groups are concerned about privacy issues and misuse of information by government authorities. Overall there a multipl... Read More »

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Does HIPAA protect the right to access medical records even if the medical bill has not been paid In other words can a medical provider deny access to your own medical records if you owe money?

HIPAA allows patient access to their own medical record, with very few exceptions. Failure to pay the bill is NOT one of those exceptions.Added: HIPAA restricts and prevents the dissemination of yo... Read More »

Does a secret security clearance automatically request full medical records or automatically request any mental health records?

Depending o the level of clearance being requested, it could require access to these records.

Who can see your medical records?

Under HIPAA regulations, only you and your immediate caregivers, and they are bound by law not to disclose them to any unauthorized person. Exceptions: If you are a minor your parent/guardian has a... Read More »

How can you obtain your medical records?

Provide a written request to the health care provider. In NYS, by law the provider has the right to charge you up to 75 cents per page. Most offices waive this fee in certain circumstances, includi... Read More »