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Effective 7/1/2013, the fees health care providers can charge for copying records have increased

WAC 246-08-400: How much can a health care provider charge for searching and duplicating health care records?

RCW 70.02.010(15) allows health care providers to charge fees for searching and duplicating health care records. The fees a provider may charge cannot exceed the fees listed below:

(1) Copying charge per page:

(a) No more than one dollar and nine cents per page for the first thirty pages;

(b) No more than eighty-two cents per page for all other pages.

(2) Additional charges:

(a) The provider can charge a twenty-four dollar clerical fee for searching and handling records;

(b) If the provider personally edits confidential information from the record, as required by statute, the provider can charge the usual fee for a basic office visit.

(3) This section is effective July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2015.

(4) HIPAA covered entities shall refer to HIPAA regulation 45 C.F.R. 164.524 (c)(4).

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