Part 2: Basic Patient Rights (FAQ 40 of
Right to Receive an Accounting of Disclosures
40. Who Has to Provide Me with an Accounting of Disclosures?
Any HIPAA covered entity must provide a copy of an accounting of disclosures.
For most individuals, your health care providers (doctors, hospitals,
laboratories, pharmacies, etc.) and health insurers (HMOs, health plans,
Medicare, etc.) will have accounting records that you may want. You may
also want to ask your Pharmacy Benefit Manager or PBM. A
PBM is a company that contracts with managed care organizations, self-insured
companies, and government programs to manage pharmacy network management,
drug utilization review, and other activities. A PBM is likely to be the
organization that fills your drug prescriptions by mail.