Author Topic: Disclosure of Billing Information by Business Associate  (Read 809 times)

cpbridges

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Disclosure of Billing Information by Business Associate
« on: December 09, 2010, 02:56:43 PM »
Hello.  I am pretty sure I know the answer to my question, but I would like to hear input from others. 

Can a business associate (billing agency) disclose billing information to a client's patient.

For Instance,  a practice outsources their billing to a medical billing company.  One of the practices' patient call the medical billing company and requests an itemized statement from the past year.  Do they have to sign a release to disclose information to themselves?  Also, if they do have to sign a release, which name will be on the release to be released by: the practice's name or the medical billing companies name?

Thanks for all your help!

Michele

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Re: Disclosure of Billing Information by Business Associate
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 07:25:59 AM »
You are talking about billing records not medical records so yes a billing company can release an itemized statement to a patient. 
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