Request Holy Name Hospital Medical Records the Easy Way

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How to Request Holy Name Hospital Medical Records

Patients of Holy Name hospital may need to request a copy of their Holy Name hospital medical records for a wide variety of reasons. No matter what reason you have for requesting your medical records, the rules under HIPAA require healthcare providers to make records accessible in a timely manner.

This article will discuss rules and regulations for requesting your medical records under HIPAA and the information needed to request copies of your Holy Name Hospital medical records. Then we will discuss how easy it is to request copies of your medical records using the product from DoNotPay. Here are some more articles from the product series.

Reasons for Requesting Your Holy Name Hospital Medical Records

There are many reasons you may need to get access to your medical records from Holy Name Hospital. If you are changing healthcare providers or you need specialty care, the new provider will want to know what your current care plan includes. You may wish to obtain a second opinion about necessary treatments and you will want to avoid having the same treatment administered more than once.

You can also request copies of simply to review on your own. There is always the possibility of errors. The reason for requesting your medical records is not really important because HIPAA places a legal requirement on healthcare providers to provide medical records to the patient upon request in a timely manner.

Who Is Allowed to Request Your Medical Records?

Medical records contain personal health information that not everyone can have access to, but a patient is entitled to receive copies of their own medical records upon request. In the event the patient is unable to make the request on their own, they are allowed to appoint an authorized representative to make the request for them. The authorized representative must have written authorization to make such a request. Your new healthcare provider can make a request for medical records on your behalf with authorization as well. The court can request medical records with a subpoena or you can authorize your attorney to request medical records on your behalf.

The Purpose of HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act went into effect in 1996. The rules and regulations laid out under the act seek to make medical records more easily accessible for patients. Having access to medical records allows a patient to make better-informed healthcare decisions. When patients have access to their medical records, they can feel confident in the care they receive.

How to Request Holy Name Hospital Medical Records on Your Own

When requesting medical records from Holy Name Hospital, you can go to the hospital's website and download the medical records request form. You can submit your request by mail or in person, but HIPAA has requirements for what information must be included in your request. Mail-in requests can be sent to Holy Name Medical Center, Attn. Medical Records Department, 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666. In-person records can be requested Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4:30 PM with a photo ID.

  1. Recipient name and contact information.
  2. Demographic information for the patient includes name and birth date.
  3. Dates that treatment was administered. Signature of the patient and date of request.
  4. Reason for requesting medical records.

The Cost of Medical Records Requests at Holy Name Hospital

Medical records that are sent directly to another healthcare provider is free of charge. Patients requesting their medical records for personal use will be charged $0.36 per page. If records are requested by an attorney or insurance company, the charge will depend on the request needs.

  • Record search- $10
  • Record copy- $1 per page
  • Record review- $20
  • Abstract summary search- $10
  • Abstract copy- $1 per page
  • First 100 pages- $1 per page
  • Additional pages- $0.25 per page
  • Emergency room records search- $10
  • Emergency room records copy- $1 per page
  • NJ subpoena- $2
  • Out of state subpoena- $15

Holy Name Hospital Contact Numbers

Medical center operator:(201)833-3000
Patient information:(201)833-3300
Medical records:(201)833-3052
Patient advocate:(201)833-3500

DoNotPay Can Request Medical Records on Your Behalf

How to request medical records using DoNotPay:

DoNotPay has seen these requests before and knows how to write your health care provider a simple, clear, and effective letter that will get your legally-guaranteed health records for you in no time.

  1. Look up medical records on DoNotPay’s website.

  2. Enter the name of the health care provider you’d like to receive medical records from.

  3. Answer a few questions about your provider and where you’d like to send the records.

Get Medical Records From Any Facility

The Request Medical Records product will make requesting medical records quick and easy. Not just at Holy Name Hospital, but at any medical facility nationwide. When you need to make a request for medical records, you can do so with the click of a button from home or wherever you are.

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