HITECH Information

 
 

Under the HITECH Act, health care providers are required to provide every patient a copy of their electronic health records, in a format of their choice, at a reasonable cost. Regulations interpreting the law define the reasonable cost to be labor costs, the costs of media or supplies (typically, a CD), and postage. Most importantly, the law allows patients to direct their health care provider to send a copy of their electronic health record to any party they designate, including their attorney. I have added links to several papers that explain the HITECH Act, remedies, penalties and forms. Call me if you have any questions on HITECH.

HITECH procedure and forms

HITECH MEANS LOWER COSTS by James P. Scoptur


 

Use HITECH To Get Medical Records and Bills at a Fair Cost