Health Information Management

Q. If an employer pays for employee physicals or consultations that are performed for employment purposes, do patients (employees) have a right to access the records as they would if they had paid for the services?

HIM-HIPAA Insider, September 15, 2008

A. Yes. The information belongs to the patient, even if he or she is not responsible for paying for the healthcare services.
 
Editor's note: Mary Brandt, president of Bellaire, TX-based Brandt & Associates, LLC, answered this question. This is not legal advice. Consult your attorney with respect to legal matters.

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