What do I need to know if a patient requests their records in electronic format?

October 30, 2017

Per the HITECH Act (Federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health), providers can’t charge per page if records are in electronic form – you must deliver the records electronically or in a way that holds electronic information, like a disk.  You’re allowed to charge a flat rate of $6.50 for putting the electronic records on disk, sales tax and postage.

See more about handling requests for electronic medical records