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What is the charge to transfer medical records when moving?

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March 1, 2013 under Moving Companies

Answered by Robert Moreschi

March 1, 2013

If you're going to be moving far enough away that you'll be going to a new healthcare provider for your medical needs, you're going to need to transfer your medical records to your new physician. Luckily, the law does not allow medical providers to charge a fee to transfer your medical records directly to a new healthcare specialist, so if you choose to have your records transferred directly, you will not be charged for it.

If you have not picked a new healthcare provider yet and are requesting a copy of your medical records from your old physician so that you can transfer them yourself once you find a new provider, then you may be required to pay a fee.

Each state has different requirements, set by HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, so there is not one definitive charge that you will have to pay. Usually, the amount that you will be charged for requesting a copy of your medical records will depend on where you are moving.

For further reference on this topic, you can visit this website provides you with a list of all 50 states and the per-page fees that you will be charged for requesting copies of your medical records in these states. Also make sure to visit our moving guides page, where you can find an extensive collection of moving guides to address any of your moving concerns. 


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