Health Information Management

Q&A: Record copies requested from out-of-state parties

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 6, 2012

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A: You are governed by the laws of the state where you do business. If your facility is located in ­Texas, charge for copies of records in accordance with Texas law. ­Remember that Texas law establishes a maximum fee that may be charged for copies of medical records, but you are free to charge a lower fee if you wish to do so.

Editor’s Note: Mary Brandt, MBA, RHIA, CHE, CHPS, vice president of HIM at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Tex., answered this question, which originally appeared in the August issue of Briefings on HIPAA.



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