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Medical records are legal, written records concerning a patient's medical history, psychiatric history, chief complaint, symptoms, assessment and testing, diagnoses, symptoms, treatments and procedures, medications, and outcomes or responses. All medical professionals are required to document information in their patients' medical records. This category includes the common medical and legal forms patients must complete, what information might be written into a patient's record, how to obtain a copy of your patient record, and how to correct errors in your medical or mental health record.
They might be.My first response was to say no, and quote the definitions directly from the FCRA. But, upon reading them, I would prefer you interpret them for yourself, or better yet, refer to an attorney familiar with reading law.FCRA 15 USC 1681a sec. 603(d)(1)(2) and (3) which refers to sec. 604(…
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This information can be located @ www.ftc.gov, there you will be able to search your information regarding the medical records.
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I just called my doctor's office to transfer my records. They said that it costs $0.5 per page for the chart and $25 for the X-rays (no matter how many). I am not sure if this was legal, but I paid anyway because I needed the records to be released today. Btw, when I was requesting records to be rel…
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Well i had a similar situation. my husband was unfaithful buthe did not tell me i found out after a trip to the er and they they told me i had 2 std's. then he admitted to it. well i decided to take him back for the sake of my son and that was over 3 years ago and now i am thinking of separating fro…
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Nearly IMPOSSIBLE to do that. None of them are on any computer, and if they still exist, they are paper and in a dusty file cabinet some place in a basement. Most have been long destroyed long ago. An outside chance would be if you could find the doctor's descendants and if they happened to keep t…
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A medical record technician manages medical records. Most of their time is spent scanning, filing and organizing these records. They may have to help customers or answer the phone as well.
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Answer HIPAA laws are applied under both federal and state guidelines. Generally the only persons who will be granted access to a deceased person's medical history are, govenment agencies (medical examiner, Medicare, Medicaid, VA, etc.) health care providers/insurers who were involved before the…
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Answer Yes, but only limited information which is absolutely necessary and in under specific circumstances. One instance is if the person/spouse has a communicable disease, another is when the spouse is unable for whatever reason to communicate with medical care providers. I disagree: If the…
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It isn't hard. Call the doctor office and ask what they need. Usually, it is a signed letter by you requesting that the records be sent to another doctor. You'll need to include your birthdate and your insurance ID/Social Security number. If you want them released to yourself, then you may expect to…
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Generally hospitals keep medical records for up to seven years. The hospital must maintain inpatient and outpatient records for this time period.
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YES!!! At least this is so in the State of California.
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if they are your own medical records you cannot be refused them. you have the right to have a copy of your medical records. it is against the law for anyone not to give you your medical records
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In New York you'd contact the Board of Medicine. Try that in your state, and see if you have be recourse there.
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To abstract data from the medical records, simply go to the medical files in question to retrieve the information.
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Are you asking if one attorney can share the records with the other attorney?....or are you asking if the attorney who has the records can share the records with someone else other than the other attorney? Either way, no one should be sharing your records with anyone without your prior written cons…
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Of course. Patients have complete right to accessing their medical records. Even more so with the 2014 ONC criteria for Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Meaningful Use Stage 2 where physicians have to ensure that at least 5% of their total registered patients access their medical data from their …
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When the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) were being adopted by the industry about 4-5 years back, most of the experts and analysts thought that they would eliminate Medical Transcriptions and would make physicians more of a computer-operated robot who just focuses on his monitor rather than the pat…
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Records are kept in the workplace to document what was done and why, in case a tax issue arrises or a transaction is questioned. If someone wants to sue the business for something, then the business has records that show what was done, by whom, and when. Workplace records also document when maintena…
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If you have POA ( power of attorney) all you have to do is go to the facility and request this information. If it's the hospital you can go to or call the medical records department. If it is the MD office you can request this information as well, either by phone or in person. I wanted the same info…
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ok so what you should do is go to your normal health phisicican and ask for your medical records and he/she should be able to print them out for you
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when every disease is due to molecular causes when we wish to progress or improve in patient treatment it has to be designed a better molecular characterization of the illness wken it is necessary to design a new drug to act on a determined receptor
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You have the right to request the hospital to make details of your relevant medical records available to you. Hospitals will normally meet your wishes in this regard, except where it would be considered that this would cause serious harm to your physical or mental health. In such circumstances, the …
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Yes. Except for a few notable exceptions, HIPAA ensures a patient's right to see their own medical records, and to petition the Covered Entity (CE) -- the doctor, hospital, insurance company, etc., to correct mistakes in the medical record. Exceptions that prevent access to medical records include …
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No. They only keep records up to 20 years back.
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There are no patient records available to the public; even from 1933. You might be able to find generalized information about patients in 1933 but you will not be able to access specific medical information.
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A patient has the right to his original medical records. The law that authorizes one to access medical records is stated in Health and Safety Code sections 123100 through 123149.5.
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I think you would need papers reflecting that you have custody or guardianship--or permission from the mother to see the records.
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You may see your husband's medical record under any or all of the following circumstances: The Covered Entity (CE) -- doctor, insurance company, etc. makes a good faith assessment that the patient would want you to see the record, and that doing so is to the benefit of the patient. The patient in…
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Does HIPAAaffect the patients access to his or her medical records? To me, this is a yes and no answer. Would anyone care to answer? Thank you!
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You can record it on any recorder or on your computer. You do not need a studio/// Good luckPappychris
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To obtain access to your medical records from a "covered entity" that maintains your protected health information, there are certain procedures to be followed under the privacy rule of HIPAA. According to the "HEALTH ASSISTANTS PARTNERSHIP" Right to access medical records under HIPAA privacy regulat…
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No, an unemployment agency can't check your medical records without permission. It is illegal for a hospital or doctors office to give out any information unless you have given written consent.
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Under HIPAA, acting as Covered Entity, the patient's doctor may only give patient records directly to the patient's attorney if the patient signs an Authorization, as defined under HIPAA and descrbed in the doctor's Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP), as required under HIPAA (barring other relationsh…
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The director of medical records for Gracie Square Hospital is Jesus Carrasco. Gracie Square Hospital is located in Manhattan, New York.
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Yes -- HIPAA allows a patient to see their own medical record, with very few exceptions. They may not demand Psychotherapy Notes They may not demand material being specifically prepared for an anticipated legal defense by the Covered Entity (but they can still see their charts and such). The CE m…
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If your daughter is a minor, you should be able to, but there are some instances where they may refuse to share them with a parent. If your daughter is an adult, over 18, no, you will not be able to get her records. ANSWER If your daughter is legally of age, you will not be able to obtain her reco…
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it sounds like you have a pinched nerve. you need to go see a real doctor instead of diagnosing youself here with advice.
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The doctor who compiles them, or his employer.
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Applying electronic medical record systems in your practice isn't as easy as taking the software program right from the box and installing it. The truth is, that is far from how it really works. It's quite the daunting job for the majority of practices and the federal government estimates that the E…
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The term MONO when used in hematology tests refers to monocytes, which are a form of white blood cells or leukocytes. The monocyte is the largest of the leukocytes and form part of the human innate immune system.
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All medical records are treated the same under HIPAA, without regard to the form the record is kept in: Paper, Electronic, Mixed Media, X-Rays, etc. HIPAA applies to electronic medical records as much as it does to paper records. The patient still needs to sign a release for information to be transf…
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You can't obtain medical records from 50+ years ago. They have typically been destroyed.
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Answer:In America, the primary body of law covering timely release of Health Information (HI) is codified under HIPAA: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (Kennedy/Kausebaum). HIPAA provides as follows:The Covered Entity (CE -- Healthcare provider, Payer, etc.) must respond with …
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It depends on whether or not the other parent has joint LEGAL custody which is different from Physical custody. If you were married to the other parent and now divorced, you'll have to go back and check out what is ordered in your final settlement paperwork to find out. If you weren't married, was t…
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No, your medical records are by extent yours. There are many things doctors can do if you don't pay but this isn't one of them
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how long to keep deceased medical records
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All you have to do is go to your doctor and request a copy of your medical records. They are regulated by HIPAA to give u a copy. They may charge to make copies but only if its reasonable. Usually the office will have a form you sign stating they gave you a copy ect. HHS.ORG shows HIPAA aka Health …
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You can't. They are her records and are hers to share or not share. If she is no longer living, and you need the records for a possible law suit, you would have to get a court order. If she is not competent, and a court has appointed you guardian, then you can get the records.
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I have been trying for over a year and a half even to have medical records corrected. I have contacted the Office of Civil Right, HIPAA Division, my Congressional representative and every State authority about some totally horrible medical records (53% lies and character assassination.) I have eve…
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I assume we are talking about YOUR patient records. HIPAA only requires that you ask them. However, HIPAA also allows the to require that request in writing, they are allowed to take a reasonable about of time to prepare the chart (30 days is about the max and you can ask for faster), and they may c…
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Usually you just submit a request in writing to the doctor's office or hospital. In most states they must give them to you within a certain period of time (20 business days is common) but they are allowed to charge a fee for them. They usually are not allowed to withhold them until payment for othe…
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Absolutely. The patient is entitled to see all parts of their records except for psychotherapy notes. And the doctor is wise to release those records to the patient when they move their practice -- it saves everyone time in responding to requests for records from the new doc.
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No. This is tantamount to preventing you from obtaining healthcare, and is a violation under HIPAA.
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The patient always has a right to their medical records. It clearly states in the policy that your records are available to you upon request, although you may have to pay a small per-page fee for copying of the records. HIPAA was designed to make it easier for patients to access medical records whi…
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Actually patient-provider confidentiality is not breached if a medial assistant looks in a patients' chart. Medical assistant's are considered providers of healthcare also. It is reasonable to understand that the medical assistant and even the nurse will access your chart if their is a need to. Upon…
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Computers are used in hospitals for life support systems and to help the receptionist store medical data and instruct visitors where to go to find specific people, etc. They are used to register and track patients, their services, and insurance information. They are imperative in charging people for…
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If you are in the United Kingdom you cannot remove information from your medical records. (This is obviously regarding your actual medical notes and history, not your contact details etc; those you DO of course have the right to have altered). However, you have a right to have a note added to your r…
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Everyone has the right to obtain their own medical records. Simply contact your physician's office and request a copy of your records. You'll have to pick them up from the office and sometimes there's a small fee.
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protect individuals medical records and other personal health information
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as a practice, or for that matter any Covered Entity under HIPAA, you have no requirement at all to release Protected Health Information (PHI) to non-custodial parents. You may also be in violation if you DO.If you want to release PHI to non=custodial parents, here are some criteria you need to appl…
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Medical records can easily be used interchangeably with Health records. These records systematically document a patient's history, from medical to demographic. These records are so detailed that they give you a complete analysis of what is patient's current illness, what is his current medication, w…
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In the US, doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, hospitals, and dentists must keep medical records for a minimum of 7 years. Some exclusions exist, however, and you may be charged for copies.
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Archived Medical records are stored in the Hospital via their medical records section. They store archived one's for research expecially for those medico-legal cases.
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Anyone should have the right for his or her medical records and it is his or her obligation to know and be given their copy of it.
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No that can only be done by the courts.  A little more...As it says above, your employer cannot force you to release medical records. However, they can insist that certain tests and conditions exist (or don't exist) as a condition of employment. Barring very special cases (like HIV/AIDS which …
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creating a new patient file which steps would you follow
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To his replacment.
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That isn't exactly the law at this point, and -- at least in America -- I am unaware of any law requiring this sort of documentation and reportage. I think what you may be saying is that, in the event of an improper disclosure, all people and organizations that improerly received the Protected Heal…
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Benefits of a Medical Database Some health care providers and insurance companies are forming regional information networks to share electronic medical records. Their reasoning for setting up these data banks is to help with the reduction of paperwork, help with billing, identify the most cost-effec…
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A New York minor's records for HIV, substance abuse, sexual health, and mental heath treatment may not be released to their parents without the minor's consent.
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Under federal law, certain records are private, and people (including presidents) are under no obligation to make them public. Many presidents have kept certain documents, including school transcripts and medical records, private; and doing so does not mean the person is hiding something bad. Mr. Ob…
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A medical records clerk is responsible for the patients records or information regarding their cases. they store & filed the the records of the patients. They answers the inquiry of the patients.
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my periods are quite irregular, so when I missed my period I thought it was normal. since my husband and I have been trying to have a baby, I took 2 pregnancy tests just to make sure.....they were all negative. At the time I took the pregnancy test, I was 5-6 days late. My advice to you is (through …
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medical records are owned by a patient b. government c. hospital or physician d. medical licensure board medical records are owned by a patient b. government c. hospital or physician d. medical licensure board
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Pus cells in clumps are often detected in the urine. This is normally a sign of a bacterial infection. It could be a urinary tract infection, kidney infection, or a sexually transmitted disease. It is best to get the opinion of a licensed physician to get an accurate diagnosis.
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Can be use by only one person at the time.Easily misplaced or misfiledEquipment and storage requiredMore susceptible to error.
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Security and confidentiality are two very important things. Without them people would not be OK with bank use or anything.
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typical hospital policy is to destroy medical records at 15 years, however, if they do have them, and you are the patient (or legal guardian of the patient) then yes, you can by contacting the hospital.
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Medical coding is the job in which a disease condition is coded to category. Medical coding can be done by a certified medical coder. A medical record is the record of a patient's details about her medical treatment. This is one of the jobs that can be done at home and is getting popular with people…
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Write the entire word/name/phrase. Don't make up your own abbreviations. In many instances, its impractical to write the entire word/name/phrase, as many can be quite long. While education and experience in a particular discipline are the best ways to reduce errors, there are still hundreds of ab…
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An electronic medical record (EMR) is a computerized, digital record of a patient's medical care. It should have multiple data back up as well as being guarded with security safeguards and proper softwares to be hack-proof.
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Electronic medical record (EMR) systems assists health care professionals to store and share patient information across disciplines and across facilities. The EMR system "provides timely and efficient access to medical records without compromising patient privacy, and allow[s] patients to engage in …
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Parts of your total record may be scattered among many locations. Any medical practitioner who ever treated you and/or any medical facility you were ever treated in, has at least some part of your entire medical record. If you ever filed a claim for injury or because of a traffic accident, the insur…
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There is already federal legislation and law that protects a patients right to their medical privacy. The "Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1966" (HIPAA). HOWEVER: If the patient is a minor or has been ajudged legally incompetent, their guardians will have access to the infor…
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If you can prove that their patient is, in fact, deceased, and that you are the executor of their estate, probably yes. Your actual problem may be that records retention laws rarely require medical practitioners to retain inactive medical records that are that old.
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I'd be willing to bet the same as everyone else LOL unfortunately....
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The easiest place to start might be looking among her personal papers. Other than that you can contact her medical provider(s) and/or medical facilities she may have utilized. A lot depends on what you mean by "a few years ago." Records retention laws specify only a certain number of years that inac…
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If you are financially responsible, the doctor should provide them or Bill the party who authorized treatment. see link
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Physicians must keep patient records for six years after the last visit. Records for children are kept for one year after the child's 18th birthday.Records in New York are kept for seven years after the visit, or for seven years after a child reaches age 18.Records in New York are kept for seven yea…
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it is located at najran, kingdom of Saudi Arabia...situated near Yemen...i worked in that hospital for 5 years... it is a 120-bedded multidisciplinary hospital headed by a Programme Director, known to be "Najran Military Hospital".
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You, yourself, may access your own medical records (except for -- maybe -- a psychotherapists notes). This may require a request from you in writing, or it may not. Healthcare providers may request access to your record without permission, assuming they're treating you. You may request that your re…
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C. Hospital or physician A. Patient B. government C.Hospital or physician D.medical licensure board
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Check with anyone who may have also had the records, such as your health insurance company, your doctor's partners, spouse, etc.
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Three different brands of electronic medical records include McKesson, Allscripts, and eClinicalWorks
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