Itemized Patient Bills
Retain for ten years after last date of service then dispose of.
420.300-304 ; 26 U.S.C. 6501 ; 18 U.S.C. 3282; 31 U.S.C. 3729, 3731; O.C.G.A. 10-11-2; HCFA Hospital Manual; HIM-10 413, 413.1
Confidential destruction is required. Paper must be shredded, pulped, or incinerated; electronic records must be overwritten or the storage media physically destroyed. Deletion of information in computer files or on electronic storage media is not sufficient.
Last Updated: December 31, 2008