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    I am a member of Kaiser and their rules are simple and easy.   Almost 10 years ago they started the process of going electronic with all patient records.  they now are nearly fully electronic so for them providing a thumb drive is easy.  The thumb drives they provide are all pass word protected so that not anyone can view your records thus protecting your medical privacy if you should lose it.  

    Most doctors offices and hospitals have a contractor come in and scan records of patients especially if the records are extensive.  It happens all the time.  but it does cost money for the service and it is not always perfectly responsive to time sensitivity issues.  

    The standard that Social Security Disability uses for most cancer patients is they want to see medical records beginning 3 months prior to the onset of your condition. I will use my situation as the example.  

    On Mar 6, 2012 I saw my doctor for the first time because I had a cough.  That doctors visit resulted in further follow up visits with specialists and investigative procedures resulting in my diagnosis of lung cancer on April 6, 2012.  So when I filed my claim for disability they requested copies of my medical records beginning January 1, 2012.

    I hope this helps you Avila.

    Life is not a problem to be solved but an adventure to be experienced.

    by DarkHawk98 on Mon May 06, 2013 at 08:54:50 PM PDT

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