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Effective January 1, 2013, the maximum fees that may be charged in two circumstances are set forth below. The maximum amounts are adjusted annually at the beginning of each year.

The following maximum fee applies when the request comes from a patient or the patient’s representative:

  • No records search fee is allowed;
  • For data recorded on paper or electronically, the maximum fee is $2.98 per page for the first 10 pages; $0.62 per page for pages 11 through 50; $0.26 per page for pages 51 and higher;
  • For data resulting from an x-ray, MRI, or CAT scan recorded on paper or film, the maximum fee is $2.04 per page;
  • The actual cost of postage may also be charged.

The following maximum applies when the request comes from a person or entity other than a patient or a patient’s personal representative:

  • A $18.34 initial records search fee;
  • For data recorded on paper or electronically, the maximum fee is $1.20 per page for the first 10 pages; $0.62 per page for pages 11 through 50; $0.26 per page for pages 51 and higher;
  • For data resulting from an x-ray, MRI or CAT scan recorded on paper or film, the maximum fee is $2.04 per page;
  • The actual cost of postage may also be charged.

For more information, please contact:

John T. Mulligan

216.348.5435

jmulligan@mcdonaldhopkins.com

Healthcare Practice

McDonald Hopkins has a large and diverse healthcare practice, which is national in scope. The firm represents a wide variety of healthcare providers, facilities, vendors, technology companies and associations. Our diverse experience enables us to give our clients a unique perspective on the issues that may confront them in the rapidly evolving healthcare environment. 

 

 

 

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