Low Cost Medical Records Under HITECH/HIPAA

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Closed Captions will be provided for this webinar.

Under the HITECH Act, patients can get copies of their own electronic health records (EHR) for low cost by writing a simple letter requesting the records on CD designating any recipient they choose. The HITECH Act knocks down barriers between patients and their electronic medical records that formerly existed in the HIPAA regulations. However, some health care providers and medical records contractors are violating HITECH and the HIPAA regulations by overcharging for electronic records. In this presentation, I will describe how to write a simple Patient's Letter and how to respond when health care providers and contractors violate the rules. Enforcement through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) will be discussed. Possible paths for enforcement through state laws that are not preempted by the Federal laws and regulations will be discussed.

Roger J. Leslie
Roger J. Leslie has represented plaintiffs in medical negligence and nursing home negligence cases for the past 21 years from the Law Office of Roger J Leslie in Seattle, Washington. For the past seven years, he has been working to save money for his clients by applying the HIPAA regulations as modified by the HITECH Act to obtain electronic health records at low cost. He is a member of AAJ and an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). He is past chair of the...More

Originally Published

January 12, 2016

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Low Cost Medical Records Under HITECH/HIPAA - Video
  • Low Cost Medical Records Under HITECH/HIPAA - Written materials
  • Low Cost Medical Records Under HITECH/HIPAA - Complaint

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