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Do I have a right to see my personal medical records?

Do I have a right to see my personal medical records?

Yes: From hhs.gov, federal HIPAA regulations '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. ' ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hipaa (Definition)

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a US law that outlines privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information that is accessed by health ...Read more


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Who makes decision "not" to release your personal medical records?

You have rights: You can get copies of your records. practices don't always fully understand this, but it's a U.S. law. Hospitals and practices, can, however, charge you costs for the copies. Some places charge a lot, so find out the cost. You can ask for specific information, such as visit notes and lab test results only. Info on rights: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/medicalrecords. ...Read more

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How do you obtain personal medical records?

Request it: You need to request it from the doctor's office or healthcare facility. They will have a form for you to complete or ask you to send in a signed, written request. They can also charge you for reproduction costs (modest fee). ...Read more

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What should go in your own personal medical records?

Notes: All information that has been recorded by your doctor , family history, all your medical history and medications used. Medical record are the notes docs keep when you have an appointment or phone call-. ...Read more

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How do you obtain your personal medical records?

Call doc office: Call your doctor's office or the hospital and ask for records. ...Read more

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How would I get my personal medical records?

How would I get my personal medical records?

Call doc office: Call your doctors office and ask for the records, sign an authorization for release- you should be able to get them. ...Read more

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What is the best site to store personal medical records?

There are: You may have to search web sites. Physician interactive is a site that used to allow your personal records can be stored. ...Read more

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Who owns personal medical records?

Personal medical rec: You as patient have right and access to a full copy. ...Read more

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Is there a web site where you can find your own personal medical records?

Is there a web site where you can find your own personal medical records?

Possibly: You have to check with the hospital or practice where you get care, to see if they have a personal health record or patient portal. Even if they do, they often don't have access to your records (Veterans who get care at the VA can access all their records through MyHealtheVet). You do have the RIGHT to get copies of records on a disk or thumb drive - see Release of Information at the practice. ...Read more

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What is the best web site to store personal medical records?

There are: You may have to search web sites. Physician interactive is a site that used to allow your personal records can be stored. ...Read more

Personal Medical Records (Definition)

Personal medical records is also known as Personal health records. Personal medical records are a collection of notes from physicians and other providers, laboratory results, and imaging ...Read more


Personal Health Records (Definition)

Personal health records include forms, paperwork, printouts of lab tests, and physician notes related ...Read more