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The Most Dangerous Occupations in the United States of America

The Most Dangerous Occupations in the United States of America

The nature of the job has considerable impact on a worker’s chance of getting injured. Workers’ compensation insurance pays for the medical expenses and other damages for injured workers. Medical records review is an important requirement when evaluating workers’ comp claims and it provides a clear understanding of the injury and its impact. Recent statistics … Continue reading The Most Dangerous Occupations in the United States of America

How the No-fault System Impacts Your Personal Injury Case

How the No-fault System Impacts Your Personal Injury Case

Medical records review is an important process in personal injury litigation, which helps determine the extent and seriousness of the injury sustained and the medical services provided. Many factors come into play in deciding the outcome of an auto injury case, and state laws are an important consideration in this regard. For example, if you … Continue reading How the No-fault System Impacts Your Personal Injury Case

The 2017 Social Security Trustees Report: Major Takeaways

The 2017 Social Security Trustees Report: Major Takeaways

A large number of Americans depend on Social Security retirement and disability benefits for a living and debates are ongoing about the financial future of this beneficial program. Recently, the future of the social security disability trust fund (that pays benefits to disabled Americans on the basis of a detailed medical records review) was declared … Continue reading The 2017 Social Security Trustees Report: Major Takeaways

Disability Determination Made Quicker with Social Security’s Health IT Partnership Program

Disability Determination Made Quicker with Social Security’s Health IT Partnership Program

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability determination process involves medical record retrieval and a comprehensive medical records review. The SSA has introduced the Health IT program that brings the speed and power of electronic medical records to the disability determination process. Electronic records allow the Administration to obtain the required medical records in a matter … Continue reading Disability Determination Made Quicker with Social Security’s Health IT Partnership Program

EHR Issues Could Negatively Impact Patient Care, Says New Study

EHR Issues Could Negatively Impact Patient Care, Says New Study

The electronic health record or EHR has been implemented in the majority of healthcare settings though many providers have reservations about the new system. They complain how EHRs are negatively impacting patient care. It is expected the EHR will make the process of medical records review easier, and improve care co-ordination across providers and hospital … Continue reading EHR Issues Could Negatively Impact Patient Care, Says New Study

Indiana Medical Malpractice Act – Important Revisions in Effect

Indiana Medical Malpractice Act – Important Revisions in Effect

In any medical malpractice case, the plaintiff’s attorney has to obtain a medical expert’s opinion (which is made after a detailed medical records review) that there is a probable cause for a medical malpractice event before they can file a complaint. The experts retained by the attorney may be required to offer testimony as to … Continue reading Indiana Medical Malpractice Act – Important Revisions in Effect

Why Physicians Should Exercise Great Caution before Accepting an Expert Witness Offer

Why Physicians Should Exercise Great Caution before Accepting an Expert Witness Offer

Plaintiff attorneys as well as defense attorneys retain expert medical witnesses who help them determine the merits of a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit. They perform a detailed medical records review to understand the treatment provided and whether there has been a breach of the standard of care. Expert witnesses help attorneys to determine … Continue reading Why Physicians Should Exercise Great Caution before Accepting an Expert Witness Offer

How Employers Can Reduce Issues Related to Wrongful Termination of an Employee under Workers’ Compensation Law

How Employers Can Reduce Issues Related to Wrongful Termination of an Employee under Workers’ Compensation Law

Workers’ compensation claims are complex and can be decided only on the basis of a comprehensive medical records review and other formalities. In fact, medical record review for attorneys handling workers’ compensation claims relies on such reviews to determine whether an injury is work-related. Employers usually have a challenging time handling workers’ comp claims, and … Continue reading How Employers Can Reduce Issues Related to Wrongful Termination of an Employee under Workers’ Compensation Law

Will Workers’ Compensation Reduce the Social Security Disability Amount You Receive?

Will Workers’ Compensation Reduce the Social Security Disability Amount You Receive?

Workers’ compensation and social security disability insurance benefits are granted only if the disability is established via a comprehensive medical records review. A common concern people have is whether the workers’ comp benefits will “offset” or reduce the amount of social security they receive. In many U.S states, SSDI or social security disability insurance benefits … Continue reading Will Workers’ Compensation Reduce the Social Security Disability Amount You Receive?