AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 10 (October)

General (October 2009)

October 2009 page 12b General: Medical Records (Q&A) Question: What is the appropriate code to report when billing an insurance company or attorney for copies of medical records? Answer: CPT does not contain an administrative code for providing copies of medical records. However, under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a covered entity can only charge reasonable cost-based fees for providing medical records to patients. General: Medical Records (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2009; October 2009 page 12b ...

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