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Allowable Fees for Medical Charts or Records

In the notice published on December 5, 2015, the PA Department of Health published the guidelines and fees that a health care provider or facility may charge in response to a request for production of medical charts or records. This notice updates the notice. Under 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 6152, 6152.1 and 6155 (relating to subpoena of records; limit on charges; and rights of patients), a health care provider or facility is allowed to charge a fee in response to a request for medical charts or records. The Secretary of Health is directed to adjust annually the amounts which may be charged by the health care provider or facility. The Secretary is directed to base these adjustments on the most recent changes in the Consumer Price Index reported annually by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor. For the annual period of October 31, 2015, through October 31, 2016, the Consumer Price Index was 1.6%. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2017, the following fees may be charged by a health care facility or health care provider in response to a request for production of medical charts or records.
For more information: http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol46/46-49/2082.html