Understand that these are the fees that they CAN charge, it doesn't say or mean that they HAVE to charge these fees.
Generally, from medical facility to medical facility, doctor to doctor, etc. there is no charge as a "professional courtesy".
Often if all you are requesting is a one or two page lab report or radiology report, etc. for your own records they don't bother to charge you.
If you prefer to keep your own personal file of your medical records it is usually best to ask for copies shortly after they are generated rather than waiting and asking for a bunch of them all at one time. That is when you are more likely to be charged.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 5/23/2009 8:51:09 PM (GMT-6)