You may need to get copies of your medical records for a number of reasons.
The Privacy Rule gives you, with few exceptions, the right to inspect, review, and receive a copy of your medical records and billing records that are held by health plans and health care providers covered by the Privacy Rule.
The Omnibus Rule, effective 9/23/2013, “allows for the identification of labor costs for copying protected health information (PHI), whether in paper or electronic form, which can include a reasonable cost-based fee for time spent creating and copying the file”. Simply put, there can be a fee associated with the copying of your medical records, depending on the circumstance.
For any questions, please feel free to contact our clinic Security and Privacy Officers, Summer Groomes and Marissa Cruz, CMM at (423) 479-3600.