Your Right to Retrieve Medical Records
Requesting and retrieving medical records is a right of every individual in the United States. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information, but the law also contains provisions allowing individuals to access that information directly or by giving permission to parties, such as attorneys, to act on their behalf. The medical records typically include documentation of treatments, medication, test results, X-rays, and scans. According to HIPAA, requesters do not have to provide a reason to retrieve medical records, they can just ask relevant authorities, such as a doctor’s office or a hospital, to provide them with copies of their medical history. If you want to designate an retrieval service to obtain medical records on your behalf, you complete the service’s required forms and service will take care of the request process.
Retrieve Medical Records with The Records Company
The Records Company provides assistance to law firms and businesses who need to retrieve your records on your behalf. We work with doctor’s offices, hospitals, and insurance companies to deliver records quickly and safely, minimizing costs to law firms, or other entities, and the individuals who employ them. We provide the utmost privacy to your medical records. After records are delivered, The Records Company stores them in a secure database for up to five years so for easy access.