Health Information Management

Q&A: Insurance company requests, privacy practice acknowledgments, and breach notification

Briefings on HIPAA, December 1, 2010

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Q. An insurance company is requesting copies of medical records to review our CPT coding. These cases are at least a year old and have been paid already. The insurance company said its review will not affect our payment. Do we need patient authorization to release these records, since this does not involve treatment, payment, or office operations?

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