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ste

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copying charges
« on: May 05, 2015, 11:26:14 PM »
A billing service and keeper of medical records resides in State A. The medical office and place of treatment is located in State B. A patient receives services in the medical office  and through an attorney has requested medical records with all the appropriate paperwork. Should the billing service apply copying charges that are within the statutes of State A or State B?

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Re: copying charges
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 11:29:42 PM »
Seems to me that the billing service would have financial records and the medical office would have the patients medical records. Sounds like a question for Linda Walker.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 12:49:55 AM »
I've got 1500 forms and chart notes. These items are being requested. The medical office also has the chart notes but they do not have the 1500 forms. If this helps.

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Re: copying charges
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 10:45:56 AM »
Has the attorney asked for just records or is he asking for records and billing?
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 10:59:57 PM »
All records. Both Billing records and Medical Records.

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Re: copying charges
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2015, 02:30:02 PM »
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and through an attorney has requested medical records with all the appropriate paperwork

Not sure what problem is....................... why wouldn't you supply? Personally.. I don't squabble with attorney's asking for records.it's your choice to do so but it's NOT in best interest of practice to do so.
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Re: copying charges
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2015, 08:40:39 PM »
I don't think the original poster is looking to avoid sending the records in, I think they want to know how much to charge for copying the records, because the records are kept in two different states.

My answer would be to charge each state's copying fees for the records from those states. So state A records get charged at state A's prices, and state B at state B's prices.

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 05:07:12 AM »
I like your logic, Kristin. And yes I was asking what to charge for the copying service.

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Re: copying charges
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2015, 05:16:53 PM »
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A billing service and keeper of medical records resides in State A. The medical office and place of treatment is located in State B. A patient receives services in the medical office  and through an attorney has requested medical records with all the appropriate paperwork. Should the billing service apply copying charges that are within the statutes of State A or State B?

State B where patient receives services is the place you want to honor record copy requests/charges.
Linda Walker
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