The Right to Access and Correct Your Health Information


The right to access and correct your health information You may already know that you have the right for your health information to be kept private This is spelled out in a law called HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act But here’s a right that you may not know about under HIPAA You’re entitled to see and get a copy of your health records Sometimes you may not be able to see certain parts of the full record But you always have the right to ask now once you’ve looked over your records you have the right to add any corrections to your information. If you disagree with your doctor or health plan about certain information in your record you have a right to submit a written statement of disagreement that will be kept with your record. And, while you’re checking out your records, you also have the right to find out when and why they were shared for certain purposes. Know your rights. To find out more about accessing your health records, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights at HHS dot Gov slash OCR

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