Providers who have been trying to shield patient records from view by hiding behind the Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act can no longer do so with the release of guidance clarifying the law's requirements.
You've got to love the irony.
In a year where patient access to their medical records--a right conferred by law--is a priority issue for the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR), it turns out that the law itself is an added obstacle. Read more...
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