When a practice or doctor’s office considers outsourcing medical records tasks (like release of information or inbound document management to a third party, they often have concerns over the security and… Read More
A common question we hear all the time is, “Do you handle our audits?” While it might seem like a simple yes or no question, there’s more to it. The… Read More
I asked for records from Dr. Smith. Why do my files also have Dr. Jones’ records? Isn’t that a HIPAA violation?
Bottom Line In most electronic health records systems, patients have one chart that all doctors share. Because all doctors in that facility use that chart to make treatment decisions, all… Read More
Bottom Line Under HIPAA Privacy Law, there is a distinction between mental health records, which are part of a patient’s overall medical record, and psychotherapy notes, which are provided special… Read More