The Release of Medical Information

Release of Medical Information

In-service Objectives:

1. To Understand the contents of the Medical Record
2. To Patient Rights and the Medical Record
3. To Understand Facility Rights and Allowable Transmission of Information

Contents of the Medical Record

The Medical Record contains information about the patient's condition and the treatment that this facility provides. It also contains historical health information such as the most recent medical condition, diagnosis, and plan of treatment as determined by the patient doctor or health care professional. This is confidential information protected in Colorado by Statues contain in the bill SB01-061and in the United ...

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patient with medical treatment. We may disclose medical information about the patient to doctors, nurses, therapists, or other personnel who are involved in taking care said patient at the facility. It is acceptable for departments to share patient information in a confidential manner to insure the continuity of care and treatment is insured. For example, the dietician needs to know if the patient is a diabetic to plan meals. The physical therapists need this piece of information because diabetes slows the healing process. The facility can also share the medical record information with outside agencies involved with the medical care of the patient.
B. The facility may disclose medical information about the patient so that the treatment and services may be billed to the patient and insurance company or a third party payer. Some insurance policies require prior knowledge of proposed treatments so they can assign a case manager to oversee the treatment and follow the ...

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event that the condition relates to a work-related injury or illness.
4. In the event of a Public Health Risk the information contained in a medical record may be disclosed. These would include abuse situations as well as conditions where the CDC is involved.
5. The facility may disclose information in oversight activities authorized by law, such as audits, investigations, and licensure.
6. The facility may disclose medical information in response to a court order, but only if efforts have been made to tell the patient about the request or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.
7. Law Enforcement, Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors in the ...

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