Texting Patients Is OK Under HIPAA, as long as you

Texting Patients Is OK Under HIPAA, as long as you

In its 2016 guidance, the OCR set a $ 6.50 limit (inclusive of all labor, supplies, and postage) for health care providers that do not want to go through the process of calculating actual or average allowable costs for requests for electronic copies of PHI maintained electronically.The federal requirement to recover actual costs, or a flat fee of $6.50, supersedes state laws that allowed providers to charge for medical record searches and per-page fees. Maine caps the cost at $ 250 for a medical record, far above the federal $ 6.50 flat fee.

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