Fresh from the Lab

A new rule from the US Department of Health and Human Services requires that clinical labs allow patients access to their lab results without going through the ordering physician, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The rule modifies aspects of both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, and aims to give patients more control over their health.

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