if a medical doctor requests records from another medical doctor - should the patient be charged a fee?

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  • JS
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    1 decade ago
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    No but Drs do it any how. You know it takes them so much time to make copies and send them over! (sarcasm)

  • 1 decade ago

    The patient does get charged a fee because it takes up to an hour for someone to copy the records in order to send them to the next doctor. Because of this the patient should pay a fee for the labor and time used to send.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. Those records are not the property of the doctor,they are property of the patient.

  • 1 decade ago

    no!!! here in my town southwest georgia...you can go and get copies of the medical records...or call and request...however have you...it's your personal record...depending on what the doctor office rules are

    Source(s): call the thomas county health department 1-229-226-4241 or 1-229-227-5510
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  • 4 years ago

    Wow, this is like you want a criminal specialist to decipher those regulations. As stated in rule A: you'd be charged "except as needed for continuity of care." As stated in rule B a million: you shall no longer be charged for your files for "the objective of providing persevering with care.". In each of the circumstances listed, it states that you ought to not be charged for having your medical files if you're utilizing them for persevering consisting of your care. this is extremely common to FAX medical files from one wellbeing care specialist to a special. I do it oftentimes, because i'm a nurse and we typically want drugs lists, wellbeing historic previous, and so on. I stay in Hawaii, and that i have not commonplace a affected human being to be charged for this provider. Many docs are utilizing the digital medical list to list their sufferers care and this can make it really common to move your files. The wellbeing middle that I paintings at does fee sufferers in the journey that they prefer a duplicate of their xrays for his or her very own use. i do not understand the position you receive those regulations that you've listed. perchance in case you deliver this list of regulations or FAX it for your wellbeing care specialist with the regulations highlighted, they are going to reconsider charging you. If this does no longer paintings, record your wellbeing care specialist to the Arizona medical Board, and make constructive he/she is conscious that you've performed this. also tell your coverage company about the topics you're having, in case you could't be sure it on your own. coverage agencies do opt to allure to close how sufferers p.c. their docs and if the affected human being believes they are receiving reliable care. reliable care is making constructive a affected human being's historic previous is accessible for his or her new wellbeing care specialist.

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