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HIPAA Forms and Health Information Privacy - Overview
You have the right to privacy concerning information about your health, medical care, and how your care is paid for. This right comes from a federal law called HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Although HIPAA regulates many other areas, the main impact it has on most...
Amending Your Medical Records in New York State
Amending Your Medical Records in New York State In New York, patients and other qualified individuals have the right to access their medical records. Individuals who find the information in their medical records to be incorrect or inconsistent, have the right to amend or correct the records. Under...
Medical Records Must be Provided FREE if Needed to Support Claims for Pubic Benefits - New September 2017
In September 2017, a new law went into effect that requires health care providers to provide medical records at no charge, when needed to support an application, claim or appeal for a government benefit or program. Here's what the law adds to Mental Hygiene Law § 331 and NYS Public Health Law §...


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