Originally written March 20 2014
Changes to both CLIA and HIPAA regulations now allow for patients to directly access results from the performing laboratory. Previously only, “authorized persons” such as the ordering physician or laboratory were able to access lab results, requiring patients to have to go through them to received their own data. This new development is consistent with new directives in healthcare to allow patients “to take a more active role in managing their [own] health and health care.” Click here for the final rule itself.
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