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What is Medical Information?
“Medical information” means any information, in either electronic or physical form, regarding an individual's medical history, mental or physical condition, or medical treatment or diagnosis by a health care professional, and which may be in the possession of or derived from a health care provider, health care service plan, pharmaceutical company or contractor. “Health insurance information” means an individual's health insurance policy number or subscriber identification number, any unique identifier used by a health insurer to identify the individual, or any information in an individual's application and claims history, including any appeals records. Medical information and health insurance information for patients are also considered to be PHI.