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CodeMap® 07/17/2019: Patient Access to Test Results

CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: July 17, 2019


Editor's Welcome

Since October 6, 2014, the HIPAA regulations have required clinical laboratories to provide patients access to their laboratory test results. This is not news. However, many laboratories are still often confused as to whether they need to honor and fulfill patients' requests for test results. We hear from subscribers frequently that their policy is to respond to such requests by informing the patient he/she should contact the ordering physician. On its face, this may seem like a reasonable approach considering the ordering physician is best suited, considering his/her treatment relationship with the patient, to provide and discuss the results. However, HIPAA now requires clinical laborator....

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