HHS Strengthens Patients’ Right to Access Lab Test Results

In an effort to empower patients to become informed partners with their providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has decided to give patients direct access to their completed laboratory test reports. HHS states that this newly acquired access is intended to help patients track their health progress and to make better decisions with their healthcare professional. Instead of having to go through a physician to obtain laboratory test results, the final rule will give patients the new option of obtaining them directly from the laboratory.

Click here to see the final rule

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