How to Access Your John Hopkins Medical Records the Easy Way

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How to Get Access to Your Johns Hopkins Medical Records Easily

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996 and guarantees that all your medical records would remain private. However, the mandate excludes various parties from this stipulation, including your authorized representative, healthcare provider, and others involved in your care, like billing providers and insurance companies.

Getting your medical records from your healthcare professional isn't always easy. You have to fill in various forms, submit them and wait. Sometimes the waiting period can be so long and frustrating that you may lose hope. Worry not! DoNotPay is here to help.

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HIPAA and Your Right to Access Health Information

There have been notable technological advancements in the healthcare sector that have made it easier for patients to access their health information. The 45 CFR section 164.525 mandate states that any entity falling under HIPAA's large wing must offer patients access to their protected medical information upon the individual's request.

This essentially gives you the right to obtain or review the copy and direct the organization to transfer your to another person or entity of your choice.

How to Get Electronic Copies of Your Medical Records

In today's fast-paced world, it makes more sense to have your medical records at your fingertips. You can get your hands on your Johns Hopkins medical records through the facility's patient portal or submit your request by writing a letter. Just be sure to include the following crucial details when making your request in writing.

  • Your name
  • Social Security Number
  • ID number. If you have a member number, you can use it in place of your ID number.
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Signature
  • Records you'd like to view
  • Delivery method (mail, print, fax)

Why Might You Need a Copy of Your Medical Records?

The reasons for obtaining a copy of your Johns Hopkins medical records may include:

  1. Your family is compiling its medical history - Learning about your medical history is crucial in helping you point out various genetic conditions early.
  2. You're moving to a new area - If you got a job in another area or are just looking for a change in environment, your medical records will help your new physician be up to date on your medical roster.
  3. You're changing doctors - Suppose you want to change doctors because your current one is retiring or isn't offering standard care. In that case, your new one will need an up-to-date account of all your medical information.

How Much Does It Cost to Obtain Medical Records?

Healthcare providers are prohibited from charging individuals for the labor of retrieving their medical records. You also can't be denied access to your Johns Hopkins medical records due to unpaid service fees. However, you may be charged a reasonable price for the copies of the documents.

Maintenance of Electronic Records$6.50
Printing Charge Medical Records$0.12 for every page
Maintenance of Records on Microfilm or Paper$0.90

What Type of Medical Records Are Restricted From Being Released?

Some of the reasons your Johns Hopkins medical records request may get denied is if they contain:

  • Information compiled for a lawsuit
  • Information that may result in one's harm
  • Psychotherapy notes that have impressions instead of diagnosis
  • STD and HIV/AIDS treatment or testing
  • Sexual assault information
  • Drug and alcohol abuse treatment

How to Request Medical Records From Johns Hopkins

To request your Johns Hopkins medical records, you need to:

  1. Visit the hospital or contact the medical record department
  2. Fill out the hospital's Requests by Patient or Patient Representative for Copy of Health Information form online or in-person
  3. Select the type of records you want
  4. Submit your request by mail, email, or fax and wait

Johns Hopkins will provide the copies to you within 30 days.

Get Johns Hopkins Medical Records With The Help of DoNotPay

Obtaining your Johns Hopkins medical records isn't an easy affair. Things can get complicated when you need a staff member's help. Additionally, hospitals are generally known to move slowly when dealing with such issues, so it may take a while before you obtain your copies. With DoNotPay, you can request medical records in three simple steps:

  1. Search for 'Medical Records' on DoNotPay

  2. Enter the name of your healthcare provider

  3. Answer some questions about the provider and where you'd like to send your records

And you're done. DoNotPay will send your request and have your records within a few weeks.

DoNotPay Works Across All Companies

Helping you request your Johns Hopkins medical records is one of the many things we can do for you. DoNotPay can help you request medical forms from other entities, including:

  1. Kaiser
  2. Baptist
  3. Cleveland Clinic
  4. Mercy

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Aside from helping you gain access to your Johns Hopkins medical records, we can also:

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