Release of information ROI services
HIPAA record retention compliance is important for both the medical offices or legal offices and the patient or client. You can incur large fines for non-compliance and in some cases jail time if your practice does not have your ROI practices safeguarded from identity thieves.
HIPAA regulations cover the security and privacy of any medical records that your medical office is in custodial care of. HIPAA’s governing body is the Department of Health and Human Services. These relations can vary from state to state. These regulations were instituted to protect PHI. PHI covers all Protected Health Information.
HIPAA covers all entities that are privy to PHI even including the insurance companies that you may use to cover your employees. This also covers all PII- Personally Identifiable Information and ePHI- Electronically Protected Health Information. Embassy provides record retention consulting. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) can impose hefty monetary fines for non-compliance. This includes fines for poor employee training that relates to a PHI breach. HIPAA regulations can help your office in dealing with the safe collection, retention, and secure release of Protected Health Information.
The rules and regulations for the state of Texas include:
Medical records retention for adults in Texas must be kept for seven years and until the age of 21 in the case of a minor.
PHI can be released to another physician or police if required without consent from the patient. Most practices enforce a release form that the patient or legal guardian of the patient must sign to authorize the release of medical records.
If you have medical files or medical records that have reached their retention date, just give us a call. You can also do a web search for “shredding services near me” and our information will pop up. We provide release of information services for closing or active practices. We can provide electronic release of information services with a general consent authorization filled out by the patient. We can certified mail, Fed Ex, or securely scan files and sent to the patient or physician.
Give us a call any time at 800-717-1443.
Our Waco, TX address is 2100 Webster Ave. Waco, TX 76706.
Our College Station, TX location is at 6936 Old Jones Rd. College Station, TX 77845.
Our Round Rock, TX location is at 1000 Heritage Center Circle Road Suite 363 Round Rock, TX 78664.
Our Conroe, TX location is at 2040 N Loop 336 W Suite 127, Conroe, TX 77304