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Research the rules and regulations of the State of Ohio, CMS and the Joint Commission. Compare and contrast 2 different requirements for health records from the regulatory agencies.

(Any help would be appreciated, I cant find any regs on this)

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Research the rules and regulations of the State of Ohio, CMS and the Joint Commission. Compare and contrast 2 different requirements forhealth records from the regulatory agencies.
(Any help would be appreciated, I cant find any regs on this)

Medical records are an important part of your health care. Medical records can be used by doctors, hospitals, and other health care practioners and facilities. Medical records can be assessed by you under a federal law called the "HIPAA Privacy Rule." HIPAA stands for "Health Insurance Portabililty and Accountability Act" that is created by the federal government to monitor health records. HIPAA led the patients the rights to see their medical records. (1) Unlike other states, Ohio laws give you the rights in your medical record. In contast to other state, both the HIPPA privacy rule and Ohio law give you the rights to your medial record. (1) The HIPPA Privacy Rule sets standards for medical records across the nation. However, Ohio law sets standards for medical records within the state of OHIO. Most health care providers must follow the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the Ohio law. If the standard in Ohio law conflicts with standard in HIPAA law, the health care provider must follow "the law that is most protected of your rights." (1) In Ohio, you have the rights to see and get a copy of your medical record. Your doctors must let you access your medica record and give a copy of it within 30 days of the request. Your doctors is "allowed to charge for copying your record. In contrast to other states, you have the right to correct your ...

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Heath care records are very important for monitoring your health. The medical records are written by doctors that list the history of your health condition and treatment. They are used by medical professionals to assess your heath and treating you. The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives you the right to get and correct your medical record. Ohio State laws also provided you with your rights to get our medical records. But the two laws can be different in many ways.

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