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Acupuncture Today – June, 2021, Vol. 22, Issue 06

Patient Access to Health Care Records: What the Cures Act Does & Doesn't Mandate

By Samuel A. Collins
The good news for you and other acupuncturists who currently do paper records only is that the stipulations in the Cures Act do not affect you, as the act does not outline requirements for electronic access to paper records. This act specifies that clinical notes collected in an electronic format must be made available in that format and made available free of charge to patients. Practices may continue using paper charts, so if you do not use electronic records, then the 21st Century Cures Act likely has little impact on your practice. 

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