We use bidirectional. I see no reason not to however sometimes it creates confusion.
Auth to release information to or obtain from primary care doctor. In HIM we are sometimes unsure if the intent is really for us to obtain primary care records or to release our mental health records, particularly when it is a new patient and there really isn't much documented yet.
Lynn Boyes, RHIT
Health Information Management Director,
HIPAA Privacy Officer
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