Question: Can A Doctor’S Receptionist Look At Your Medical Records?

Can doctors receptionist give out test results?

The receptionists are only able to give limited information about test results, depending on what the doctor will have noted when they were received.

If the doctor has commented that they are normal, the receptionist can tell you this..

Why would a doctor want a follow up?

Additional Medical Issues A follow-up visit allows you time to write down the other issues which might have a bearing on your treatment options and overall medical care and discuss them calmly with your doctor.

Do doctors ring you with test results?

If your results are normal you will not routinely receive a text or letter. You are welcome to call reception in the afternoons to confirm that your results are normal if you wish. X-ray and scan reports can take longer than this to come back to your GP.

Do medical records show everything?

The medical record contains valuable information about a patient’s medical history and individual clinical interactions. Such information supports the ongoing care for the patient by the physician and other providers.

How private are your medical records?

Medical ethics rules, state laws, and the federal law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), generally require doctors and their staff to keep patients’ medical records confidential unless the patient allows the doctor’s office to disclose them.

How quickly will doctor call with MRI results?

The swift transmission of diagnostic information is important to both patients and referring physicians. The results from an MRI scan are typically interpreted within 24 hours, and the scans themselves are usually given immediately to the patient on a disc after the MRI is complete.

Can doctors receptionists access medical records?

Practice staff, for example receptionists, are never told of your confidential consultations. However, they do have access to your records in order to type letters, file and scan incoming hospital letters and for a number of other administrative duties. They are not allowed to access your notes for any other purpose.

Can anyone look at your medical records?

Only you or your personal representative has the right to access your records. A health care provider or health plan may send copies of your records to another provider or health plan only as needed for treatment or payment or with your permission.

Can hospitals see your GP records?

Hospital clinicians will be able to view your GP record through something known as the Patient Information Platform (PIP). This is a secure online system which provides access to the very latest information. Hospital Clinicians will not be able to amend or remove information from your record.