Monthly Archives: August 2010


“Companies that refuse to break small promises have a much easier time keeping big promises. And they earn a reputation, one that makes their handshake worth more.”   -Seth Godin

HIPAA – what is it?

What does HIPAA stand for?  HIPAA is:  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (abbreviated as HIPAA) for Privacy and Security. The Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronicContinue Reading


“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”  – Tony Robbins

Medical Records – part 3

How long are Physician’s required to keep medical records on file?  This varies by state laws, but according to the Texas Medical Board, this is generally 7 years from your last date of treatment.  The term “On file”  means they have to have access to them, either in an electronic or paper format, but this does not mean thatContinue Reading


“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”  – Andrew Carnegie

Medical Records – part 2

Did you know that physician’s may charge for Medical Records?  According to the Texas Medical Board rule 165.1 defines a reasonable fee to be a charge of no more than $25 for the first twenty pages and $.50 per page for every copy thereafter. For x-rays, $8.00 per film. In addition, a reasonable fee mayContinue Reading

Medical Records – part 1

Have you ever wanted to obtain your medical records and didn’t know how to go about it?  According to the Texas Medical Board it is best to mail the written request for records to the physician by certified mail, return receipt requested. This method provides assurance that the request was delivered. The physician is notContinue Reading


“Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”  – Napoleon Hill

Texas Medical Board – Board Rules

The Texas Medical Board has updated their Medical Board Rules effective 07.01.2010.  You can access a PDF copy here: You can access a Word copy here:


“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere.”  – Ronald Reagan