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What Is HIPAA?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects access to health insurance coverage and secures sensitive healthcare...

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How to Access Medical Information Bureau Reports

Learn how the Medical Information Bureau (MIB), a reporting agency that tracks medical histories, collects patient information. Most consumers are...

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How to Correct Errors in Your Medical Records

Sometimes there are errors in medical records. Learn how to review your medical records and properly correct any errors you find. By law, you...

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Medical Records

Correct and complete medical records are essential to proper care and billing. Start here to learn about gaining access, deciphering codes, and more.

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Recording Your Family Medical History

Your family medical history can help you and your doctor determine a diagnosis or help you avoid the risk factors that may lead to disease. Your...

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How to Get Your Medical Test Results

Smart patients understand the importance of hearing back from the doctor about any medical tests. Here's how to get those results. When was the...

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How to Look Up an ICD Code for Your Diagnosis

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a worldwide system of diagnostic codes used in health care, billing, and morbidity statistics....

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Medical Records, Privacy, Accuracy, and Patients' Rights

Our medical records are a chronology of everything that has affected our health or created a medical problem. Learn about our right to these records....

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Phone and Online Service Codes on Your Medical Bill

You may see these CPT and HCPCS billing codes on your medical bill. The code represents charges for consulting with your physician via phone or...

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Your Rights to Your Medical Records Under HIPAA

Our medical records are the method by which our current doctors follow our health and care. Learn some issues regarding your access to your records....

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Patient's Guide to Medical Codes

Learn how patients can use medical codes to learn about their diagnosis, the services their practitioners have provided, and their medical bills....

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What to Do If You Are Denied Access to Your Medical Records

Use these steps if you have difficulty accessing your medical records, even though laws are clear about withholding them. Just because the law says...

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The Cost of Getting Copies of Your Medical Records

When you request copies of your medical records, you may be charged for them. Learn how much it costs to obtain copies of your medical records. You...

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Maintaining Personal Health and Medical Records

Personal health records, also known as personal medical records, are records kept by a patient for their use in navigating the healthcare system....

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Looking up Medicare HCPCS Codes for Free

HCPCS codes are used to reimburse doctors for their care of Medicare patients. Use this procedure for your free HCPCS codes look up. You'll find...

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How to Get Copies of Your Medical Records

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you or your designee has the right to obtain copies of your medical records....

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How Bundled Medical Codes Work

Bundled medical codes are CPTs that have been combined. Learn more about where you'll find them, how to identify them, and how to look them up....

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