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Send requested record as-is?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

September 24, 2019

Question:

Hi Jennifer,

A difficult patient requested a copy of her record.  Do I send out as-is?   I'm not sure what she wants it for.  There is no malpractice here (my thoughts).  

Thanks, 
Dr. P

Answer:


Yes.  You have to send "as is"; unless you want to append a cover letter or make a notation you sign and date contemporaneous to the addition.  Any chance to the record other than a properly executed notation might be interpreted as a fraudulent adjustment....You have 30 days to send out the record.  https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/faq/2050/how-timely-must-a-covered-entity-be/index.html.  


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Send requested record as-is?-September 24, 2019-Jennifer Kirschenbaum

Article

Send requested record as-is?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

September 24, 2019

Question:

Hi Jennifer,

A difficult patient requested a copy of her record.  Do I send out as-is?   I'm not sure what she wants it for.  There is no malpractice here (my thoughts).  

Thanks, 
Dr. P

Answer:


Yes.  You have to send "as is"; unless you want to append a cover letter or make a notation you sign and date contemporaneous to the addition.  Any chance to the record other than a properly executed notation might be interpreted as a fraudulent adjustment....You have 30 days to send out the record.  https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/faq/2050/how-timely-must-a-covered-entity-be/index.html.  


Looking for the KK Healthcare Exchange?  Click Here. 

MISSED OUR RECENT WEBINARS?  CLICK HERE ANYTIME!
Looking for HIPAA and compliance forms?  
Click here to visit our website.
Have a question or comment for Jennifer?
Contact Jennifer at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com or  at (516) 747-6700 x. 302.
Interested in having Jennifer speak at an event or
at a residency/fellowship program?
Contact Jennifer directly at (516) 747-6700 x. 302 or at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com
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K&K's Prepaid Legal Audit/Investigation Defense Now!