Of all the administrative requests clients can make, a request for clinical records is the most regulated when it comes to fees.

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a covered entity can charge reasonable cost-based fees for providing medical records to patients (see 45 CFR 164.524(c)).

In addition, many states have published guidelines for what constitutes “reasonable” fees.

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Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore Ph.D. is Founder and CEO at Thriveworks--a counseling practice, focused on premium client care, with 240+ locations across the USA. He is Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, columnist for Counseling Today magazine, and Author of How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice. Anthony is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor and has been quoted in national media sources including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

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