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Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Medical Evidence Pertaining to SSD Claims – How to Submit

New Medical Evidence Pertaining to SSD Claims – How to Submit

What is new evidence in a social security disability claim? If a person’s application for SSD benefits was denied because of insufficient medical evidence, he/she will have to appeal the denial and submit additional or “new” evidence to support the appeal. Lack of medical proof is one of the reasons why the SSA denies disability … Continue reading New Medical Evidence Pertaining to SSD Claims – How to Submit

How Medical Records Help in Establishing Legitimacy of a Case

How Medical Records Help in Establishing Legitimacy of a Case

The importance of healthcare documentation in medical litigation cannot be understated. Documenting the patient’s condition and history of care is very important to ensure that appropriate care is provided to the patient; and incorrect information can prove to be hazardous. Proper documentation is also important from a legal point of view because it will help … Continue reading How Medical Records Help in Establishing Legitimacy of a Case

Reviewing Electronic Medical Records – New Challenges for Legal Entities

Reviewing Electronic Medical Records – New Challenges for Legal Entities

The transition to electronic medical records has considerable impact on both healthcare and legal entities. While EHRs do have their merits, there are certain challenges that are difficult to deal with. One major problem is when the record system is a “hybrid” one involving paper as well as electronic records, both of which have to … Continue reading Reviewing Electronic Medical Records – New Challenges for Legal Entities

Why Hire a Medical Records Retrieval Company?

Why Hire a Medical Records Retrieval Company?

Personal injury lawyers depend on medical records to establish the extent of their clients’ injuries, prove that the other party is to blame and secure the right compensation for the client. Similarly, lawyers and attorneys representing insurance companies require the evidence provided by medical records to determine the legitimacy of an insurance claim and to … Continue reading Why Hire a Medical Records Retrieval Company?

Medical Records in the Wrong Hands – the Alarming Trend Continues

Medical Records in the Wrong Hands – the Alarming Trend Continues

HIPAA regulates the use, transfer and disclosure of patients’ healthcare information. In spite of the heavy penalties associated with non-compliance and HIPAA violations, sensitive patient information often end up in the wrong hands. This causes considerable distress to the patient involved apart from making him/her lose trust in the physicians and their staff. Improper disclosure … Continue reading Medical Records in the Wrong Hands – the Alarming Trend Continues