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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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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 well aware of credit reporting agencies. They keep track of how well we pay our bills and manage our...

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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 have the right to correct errors in your medical records. The Health Insurance Portability and...

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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 personal medical records will be vitally important when it comes to tracking illnesses and...

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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 last time you had a medical test—anything from a blood test or a mammogram to a computerized...

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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. Medical codes are used to describe diagnoses and treatments, determine costs, and reimbursements, and...

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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. Personal health records—also known as personal medical records—are records kept by a patient to...

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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 three things in this Medicare HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) code lookup: a...

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