I understand that as a patient, I have the right under HIPAA to request a personal copy of my medical records at a reasonable per-page cost.
I've received a letter from my physician's office stating that they will not transfer my records to my physician (who has changed practices) because they had a non-compete contract with her.
Typically here (New York state) doctor-to-doctor transfers have not cost me a penny. If I request the records be sent to me, they'll undoubtedly charge me the HIPAA direct-to-patient cost. Do HIPAA's portability requirements also apply to these doctor-to-doctor transfers, or am I stuck with requesting they be sent to me?