Why It Is Important to Read Your Medical Records.

Here it is in a nutshell.  Take the time to read a copy of your medical record because some of the information may be incorrect.  Impossible to imagine because the record is supposed to be your information, your test results and doctor’s notes.  However, mistakes are made from incorrect diagnosis to having another patient’s lab…

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Another HIPAA Rant

I have said this before and I will say it again; I am all for patient privacy when it doesn’t get in the way of the patient’s medical needs. Once again, a client was given an absurd refusal to obtain much needed medical records. This client was waiting for biopsy results and had to travel…

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The Medical Record:A Suggestion for Accessibility.

Medical records accessibility seem to create great angst with many providers.  I find myself wondering about this issue when a client experiences resistance when requesting a copy or viewing of records.  The common refrain from the provider is the invoking of the HIPAA law.  The same law that gives the patient the right to see…

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