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Peter Martin Writes “Certifiable – A Medical Records Story” for Worcester Medicine

Worcester Medicine  has published “Certifiable – A Medical Records Story” written by Peter Martin.  A case was brought to an Appeals Court involving a dispute over the fee for copies of medical records.  The Appeals Court had to then determine if certified medical records are covered by the Medical Records Statutes.  Peter Martin discusses this case and the effects of its ruling.

The practical effect of this ruling, if upheld on appeal, is that adding a certification to medical records produced under the Medical Records Statutes does not by itself remove those Statutes’ limitations on the fees that may be charged for such certified records. However, the Appeals Court decision also states that the Medical Records Statutes do permit charging an additional fee for a requested “explanation or a summary of a patient’s records.”

Continue reading the full article “Certifiable – A Medical Records Story.”

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