According to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the HHS released a proposed rule that would amend the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and HIPPA privacy rule to allow laboratories, upon patient request and after verifying the patient's identity, to release completed test reports to patients or their representatives. State laws differ on this issue. While labs in some states are allowed to release this information, others are prohibited from doing so. The proposed rule would preempt contrary state law and allow all labs to provide patients with direct access to their test results.
Read more about it in the HHS Fact Sheet: Click Here
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