I have not been aware of this occurring at my employer but I have reached out to the HIM folks and will let you know what they tell me.
Donna Coomes, MBA, RHIA, CHC, CHPS, CHDA, CPHI, CPHQ, CCS
Sr. Director of Compliance and HIPAA Compliance Officer
Tel: 423-302-3401 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"
Yes, we are starting to see "patient directed requests" where they are requesting their records to be sent to them, however, they include a check from the attorney for $6.50. We are charging the patient the cost for postage, the flash drive, and labor cost to download the records to the device. I do not certify these records.
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