Request for Information
When a patient checks in for an appointment they are checked in to see one of our providers. If the provider refers the patient to a civilian medical office they are referred to the health benefits advisor and are set up for an appointment at a civilian medical provider out in town. The patient can then come and see me in medical records and I can make copies of protected health information that the patient can bring to the civilian provider out in town. This will cut down on sending protected health information via fax, e-mail, or telecons. The patient then has the necessary information to bring to the civilian medical provider and the enpowerment to focus on their healthcare and there is no release of information that violates HIPAA or PHI. HIPAA is health insurance portability act and PHI is protected health information. The patient is playing an important role in their own health care and will have the ability to control it.