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How can physicians consciously reduce Medical Malpractice Litigation Cases

How can physicians consciously reduce Medical Malpractice Litigation Cases

Medical malpractice is a grave concern for doctors and other medical professionals. These types of cases are time-consuming and complicated and involve the plaintiff’s medical records review to determine whether correct treatment occurred. It is estimated that 93% of cases never make it to trial, while the remaining 7% go to trial. Medical malpractice litigation … Continue reading How can physicians consciously reduce Medical Malpractice Litigation Cases

Why Do All EHRs Still Lack Interoperability? How Does Congress’ 21st Century Cures Act Help?

Why Do All EHRs Still Lack Interoperability? How Does Congress’ 21st Century Cures Act Help?

The electronic health record has many advantages – it simplifies the medical record retrieval and review process, and is expected to enable easy sharing of the records when needed. EHRs have been implemented across hospitals in the U.S, with 96% of them having a federally testified and certified EHR program. Almost 80% of physicians also … Continue reading Why Do All EHRs Still Lack Interoperability? How Does Congress’ 21st Century Cures Act Help?

How to Terminate an Employee on Workers’ Comp. Facts, Protocols and Checklists

How to Terminate an Employee on Workers’ Comp. Facts, Protocols and Checklists

Employees who fall ill or are injured while on the job in the U.S. are covered by the company’s workers’ compensation insurance. Medical record retrieval and medical records review are important processes that help find medical evidence that enables the insurer to take a fair decision regarding workers’ compensation coverage. An important consideration in any … Continue reading How to Terminate an Employee on Workers’ Comp. Facts, Protocols and Checklists

Factoring Social Security Disability Planning for Women

Factoring Social Security Disability Planning for Women

Social security retirement benefits and social security disability benefits, the latter granted only on the basis of a comprehensive medical records review, are a major lifeline for Americans who are retired or disabled. Here let us look at some important factors women should take into account when planning for their social security needs. Social security … Continue reading Factoring Social Security Disability Planning for Women

What Social Security Benefits Imply for Self-employed Americans

What Social Security Benefits Imply for Self-employed Americans

Social Security retirement benefits and social security disability benefits, the latter involving a medical records review to assess the disability, are lifelines for many Americans. Most Americans who pay into Social Security work for an employer. 6.2% is deducted as part of the Social Security tax from an employee’s pay check (up to a certain … Continue reading What Social Security Benefits Imply for Self-employed Americans

Workers’ Compensation System – Meeting the Challenges and Staying Relevant

Workers’ Compensation System – Meeting the Challenges and Staying Relevant

Workers injured while on the job are eligible for workers’ compensation insurance – this benefit is granted only on the basis of a medical records review to establish the injury and its severity. Workers’ comp insurance protects employees and help employers cover the cost of care provided to the injured employee. Small as well as … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation System – Meeting the Challenges and Staying Relevant

The Electronic Health Record and Its Impact on Physician-Patient Interaction

The Electronic Health Record and Its Impact on Physician-Patient Interaction

The electronic health record was welcomed with mixed reactions by providers, patients as well as legal professionals who have to deal with medical records on a regular basis. One of its perceived advantages is that it can facilitate processes such as medical claims review and medical records review because of the ease of sharing the … Continue reading The Electronic Health Record and Its Impact on Physician-Patient Interaction

New Supreme Court Ruling Can Have Considerable Impact on Filing of Personal Injury Lawsuits [Infographics]

New Supreme Court Ruling Can Have Considerable Impact on Filing of Personal Injury Lawsuits [Infographics]

Personal injury and workers’ compensation cases require significant processes such as medical record retrieval and medical record review for attorneys. The aspect of “fault” is the major difference between these two types of cases. A personal injury case hinges on “fault,” whereas in a workers’ comp case you don’t need to prove “fault.” Some categories … Continue reading New Supreme Court Ruling Can Have Considerable Impact on Filing of Personal Injury Lawsuits [Infographics]

First Responders’ Mental Illnesses to Be Covered under Workers’ Compensation in Vermont

First Responders’ Mental Illnesses to Be Covered under Workers’ Compensation in Vermont

Psychological injuries comprise an important component of claims in both Personal Injury and Employment Law. Here medical records review is an important first step to establish the injury. Insurance and employment law defense counsel, and claims adjusters need to be knowledgeable about the medical-legal notion of psychological trauma. PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is … Continue reading First Responders’ Mental Illnesses to Be Covered under Workers’ Compensation in Vermont

Stop Upcoding Your Procedures. It is Fraud!

Stop Upcoding Your Procedures. It is Fraud!

Whistleblower lawsuits or qui tam lawsuits cover fraudulent activities that range from tax evasion to healthcare fraud involving Medicare and Medicaid. These are lawsuits where in citizen involvement is significant, and citizens help reveal cases of fraud against the government. Healthcare fraud committed by hospitals, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and individual medical practitioners among other … Continue reading Stop Upcoding Your Procedures. It is Fraud!