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Medical Office Procedures

There are many influences that take part in a medical assistant's decisions.
Describes three situations where the actions of a medical assistant were influenced by laws and regulations related to the release of personal and medical information of a patient.
Describes the relevant components of the medical record you expect the family physician will want to see.
Provides a sequenced overview of what documentation you would expect to see on these components.

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Describes three situations where the actions of a medical assistant were influenced by laws and regulations related to the release of personal and medical information of a patient.

Situation 1
Patient Sue Downs calls the physician's office and demands her medical chart be placed in the mail today. The medical assistant is aware that the medical practice owns the the patients medical record and offers the patient and option to fill out a requested release form to obtain a copy of her chart. This form can be filled out at the physicians office. Taking a verbal request over the telephone is not an option to release medical information of a patient.

Situation 2
Mary Smith the mother of patient Jenny Smith calls to find out why her daughter recently visited the physicians office. Patient Jenny Smith is 22 years old therefore considered a legal adult ...

Solution Summary

This solution formulates three scenarios in which a medical assistant's actions are directly influenced by laws and regulations related to the release of personal and medical information of a patient. References are also provided to justify the assertions.

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