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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Physicians’ Office Records – Ensure You Have the Complete Set

Physicians’ Office Records – Ensure You Have the Complete Set

Personal injury cases are mostly settled out of court and this is mainly done on the basis of medical reports. This calls for comprehensiveness and completeness of these documents. In an injury case, the attorney may request reports from the attending physician as well as the examining physician. The physician’s report includes clinical findings, complete … Continue reading Physicians’ Office Records – Ensure You Have the Complete Set

Why Insurers Need Access to a Claimant’s Medical Records

Why Insurers Need Access to a Claimant’s Medical Records

Insurers/employers request employee medical records to make sure that he/she is receiving the right treatment; moreover, they also have to make sure that claimants are not abusing the privilege granted to them in the form of medical treatment. Any Workers’ Compensation claim involves the detailed evaluation of the employee’s medical records, and workers have to … Continue reading Why Insurers Need Access to a Claimant’s Medical Records

Workers’ Compensation Insurance – Can Penalties / “Fixes” Improve the System?

Workers’ Compensation Insurance – Can Penalties / “Fixes” Improve the System?

Workers’ Compensation (WC) ensures medical treatment, payment during the recovery period, compensation payment for permanent disability resulting from the work injury as well as job retraining for employees who are unable to return to their old job. The workers’ compensation amount paid to employees who incur permanent impairments from their injuries varies across different states. … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation Insurance – Can Penalties / “Fixes” Improve the System?

The Question of Privacy Breach Concerning Medical Records

The Question of Privacy Breach Concerning Medical Records

Michael Schumacher’s medical records were earlier reported to have been stolen and being offered for sale, according to the former F1 world champion’s management. They had also issued a statement warning against purchasing and publishing these medical notes. However, it could not be judged whether the documents were authentic. The importance of privacy and confidentiality … Continue reading The Question of Privacy Breach Concerning Medical Records

The Logistics Involved in Methodical Medical Record Review

The Logistics Involved in Methodical Medical Record Review

Logistics in medical document review? Definitely. It is because the very nature of the review process calls for utmost planning, confidentiality and compliance on the part of an organization. Reviewing medical records, which is an important process in injury litigation, is both time and labor intensive. However, medical records retrieval and review have become simpler … Continue reading The Logistics Involved in Methodical Medical Record Review