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The HIPAA Governing Laws: American Retrieval Medical Record Retrieval Process

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or (HIPAA) is a US healthcare law that is designed to furnish the privacy of every patient’s medical records and other health information regarding their health. They impose a very strict guideline to every legal counsel, other healthcare specialists, hospitals, and even other doctors who want to retrieve their medical records. The HIPAA had imposed these laws to make sure that the patient is protected from any compromised medical records and avoiding their situation to be put in jeopardy. Aside from that, it is true that in some cases where a client files a claim for a personal injury they are suffering, the medical records serve as concrete evidence to help them get the physical damages they suffered. The HIPAA can grant the request of the client and his legal counsel provided the fact that they need to follow the standards of the HIPAA.

Now, as you go along and file a claim for a personal injury you have experienced and asked a personal injury lawyer to assist with your claim, it is also true that you and your legal counsel should understand the governing laws of HIPAA for easy access of your medical records. Take note that your medical records are the only way that will help you in getting out of the rough situation you are experiencing. Here are the main rules of HIPAA that you need to take note before accessing the medical records of your client.

The Privacy Rule

This rule protects the medical records and PHI of every patient. There are disclosures and conditions outlined which includes the do’s and don'ts especially if you don’t have the full authorization of your client. This rule also aids every patient the ability to request any correction regarding their file and also request a copy of needed but should be guarded with legal authorizations.

The Security Rule

This rule focuses on the standards, procedures, and methods which governs the electronic transmission and accessibility of every individual’s medical records. HIPAA has a technical team that works directly with the authentication and encryption of medical records making sure that it is not compromised.

The Transactions Rule

These are transaction codes set by the HIPAA making sure that the security and privacy and transmission of medical records are secured properly. This also goes safeguarding the full security rule that the technical team of HIPAA is imposing. Actually, American Retrieval Medical Record Retrieval has been following this standard as an example of a legal outsourced medical records retriever.

The Identifiers Rule

The HIPAA uses three identifiers which are unique and cannot be copied. This is regulated to all entities who would like to access the medical records of their client. The first identifier is the NPI or National Provider Identifier which uses a 10-digit code for any HIPAA financial and administrative transactions. The NHI or the National Health Identifier governs the health plans that every patient had registered and finally the SUEI or Standard Unique Employer Identifier which is for every employee of HIPAA making the medical records retrieval.