HIPAA Guidance Update: Record Copying Fees
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Tuesday, April 05, 2016 12:00 AM
The HHS Office of Civil Rights recently updated guidance on Individuals' Right under HIPAA to Access their Health Information, including fees for record copying.
Providers are still permitted to charge fees; however, "The fee may not include costs associated with verification; documentation; searching for and retrieving the PHI; maintaining systems; recouping capital for data access, storage or infrastructure; or other costs ... even if such costs are authorized by State law."
For more information, see HHS' FAQs and ACA's HIPAA Resources.