Patient’s Guide to HIPAA – Basic Rights: Who Has to Provide Me with an Accounting of Disclosures?




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FAQ 40: Who Has to Provide Me with an Accounting of Disclosures?

Any HIPAA covered entity must provide a copy of an accounting of disclosures. For most individuals, your health care providers (doctors, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, etc.) and health insurers (HMOs, health plans, Medicare, etc.) will have accounting records that you may want. You may also want to ask your Pharmacy Benefit Manager or PBM. A PBM is a company that contracts with managed care organizations, self-insured companies, and government programs to manage pharmacy network management, drug utilization review, and other activities. A PBM is likely to be the organization that fills your drug prescriptions by mail.



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