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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Reviewing Medical Records to Determine Disability in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Reviewing Medical Records to Determine Disability in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Workers’ Compensation insurance is paid to employees who are unable to work due to an injury that occurred at the workplace. The objective is to pay for the medical bills and lost wages of employees that are injured on the job. The WC payment schedule, eligibility requirements and rehab procedures are distinctive to each state … Continue reading Reviewing Medical Records to Determine Disability in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Finding Valuable Evidence in Electronic Medical Records

Finding Valuable Evidence in Electronic Medical Records

Electronic health records and the information they contain are invaluable in medical malpractice cases. However, there are certain aspects of EHRs that make it difficult for an attorney to figure out all the relevant medical evidence. The hard copy printouts of the medical records are dissimilar from the way providers view patient information and the … Continue reading Finding Valuable Evidence in Electronic Medical Records

EMRs May Help Speed up and Streamline Disability Claims Processing

EMRs May Help Speed up and Streamline Disability Claims Processing

The delay in reviewing social security disability cases is a great concern for people waiting to obtain their disability compensation so that they can pay for basic needs. However, this recent news seems to herald a positive turn of events. Mercy Health, a Catholic Health Ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky has implemented the revolutionary Health … Continue reading EMRs May Help Speed up and Streamline Disability Claims Processing

Meeting the Toughest Quality, Quantity and Turnaround Requirements in MOS’ Unique Manner

Meeting the Toughest Quality, Quantity and Turnaround Requirements in MOS’ Unique Manner

Medical record review is in most cases highly challenging and error prone if not done meticulously. Managed Outsource Solutions (MOS) proved its mettle in this regard by undertaking and successfully completing a highly challenging project that involved medical record review and data entry for a highly acknowledged law firm in Los Angeles. Established in its … Continue reading Meeting the Toughest Quality, Quantity and Turnaround Requirements in MOS’ Unique Manner

EMR Systems – From the Vantage Point of Medical Record Sharing and Medical Review

EMR Systems – From the Vantage Point of Medical Record Sharing and Medical Review

Electronic medical records were introduced primarily to reduce administrative burdens and cut costs and at the same time reduce medical errors and improve the quality of care. Healthcare providers who have not made the transition to EMR system are very likely to face cuts in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements in 2015. However, according to the … Continue reading EMR Systems – From the Vantage Point of Medical Record Sharing and Medical Review

Significance of Medical Records in Personal Injury and Product Liability Lawsuits

Significance of Medical Records in Personal Injury and Product Liability Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits are of different types and pelvic mesh lawsuits are very much in the limelight now with thousands of women in the US being injured from the implantation of pelvic meshes. The trans-vaginal mesh or pelvic mesh is recommended to correct conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) … Continue reading Significance of Medical Records in Personal Injury and Product Liability Lawsuits

Insanity Defense – Medical Records are Vital

Insanity Defense – Medical Records are Vital

People facing federal criminal charges often plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Take the recently highlighted instance of 45-year-old SujathaGuduru who shot and killed her 17-year-old daughter Chetana last year, and is facing criminal charges. Her medical expert found that she was insane at the time she pulled the trigger. Prosecutors are still preparing … Continue reading Insanity Defense – Medical Records are Vital

The Case for Comprehensive Medical File Review in Workers’ Compensation Cases

The Case for Comprehensive Medical File Review in Workers’ Compensation Cases

In a workers’ compensation case both employee and employer are responsible for exchanging the medical records in their possession for review and analysis. This is very significant from the point of view of arriving at a fair decision. According to the HHS, the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not apply to workers’ compensation insurers, workers’ compensation … Continue reading The Case for Comprehensive Medical File Review in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Medical Record Documentation – The Need for Accuracy

Medical Record Documentation – The Need for Accuracy

Documentation in the medical record is important not only from the viewpoint of appropriate provision of care, but also from that of personal injury litigation. Take the case of patients in a rehabilitation center who require hands on assistance during routine activities such as eating, bathing etc. This fact should be clearly documented and followed … Continue reading Medical Record Documentation – The Need for Accuracy