SPOTLIGHT: Physician offices reluctant to share medical records

While in most cases, patients may have the absolute right to get their medical records from their doctors--at fees strictly limited by HIPAA--many practices seem reluctant to share them. This column talks about the struggles some patients still face in obtaining their own medical information, and the confusion some practices have about their obligation to supply those records. (After reading this, you may want to check if your office staff understand these rules!) Article