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How Do I Get My Medical Records And Bills After A Car Accident?

April 1, 2024
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If you’ve been in the personal injury space for very long, you quickly come to find that every medical provider has their own HIPAA release. Shockingly, they all disagree on what HIPAA requires for the form to be compliant. So, none of them are the same or have any uniformity. Your law firm could even submit a general HIPAA release form, which complies with the law, and many times it is rejected in favor of their own form. Therefore, if you want to request records from Intermountain, you have to find their form and submit it to the right people to get your records. If you want to request records from the U of U, you have to find their form and submit it to the right people to get your records.

If you’ve been in a car accident and you’ve received treatment from 15 different medical providers, you have to track down the forms that each of those providers use in order to get your records. Such a task is time consuming and maddening. Afterall, if the law requires that medical releases be HIPAA compliant, why can’t the medical providers just use the same form?

Utah Standardized HIPAA Release

In 2022, the legislature finally instructed the Department of Health to create a HIPAA compliant form that every medical provider is required to accept. See UCA 26B-8-514, 78B-5-618(12). So now, instead of having to go from clinic to clinic you can use a single form everywhere you go.

While the creation of the form and the mandate for its acceptance are big wins for insurance claimants, the form won’t do you much good if you can’t find it. The Utah Department of Health has buried the form on their website and unless you know what you’re looking for, you won’t find it. So, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you find the Standardized Form.

Navigating the Utah Department of Health Website

To start off, you go to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services website.

Once here, you scroll down until you see “A to Z”

Click on “A to Z”, and you will be taken to this page:

Click on the letter “H”, and scroll down to “Health record access request form” and click on the link.

Once you’ve clicked the link, you will be taken to the fillable pdf you see below:


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