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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ensure Medical Record Standards to Facilitate Effective Medical Record Review

Ensure Medical Record Standards to Facilitate Effective Medical Record Review

Medical record documentation is of prime significance when it comes to patient care provision and successful coordination of care. Physicians are expected to maintain medical records in a manner that is organized and up-to-date so that any medical record review for quality purposes can be easily and effectively carried out. Let us consider the important … Continue reading Ensure Medical Record Standards to Facilitate Effective Medical Record Review

SSDI and SSI Benefits – Myths and Facts

SSDI and SSI Benefits – Myths and Facts

SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) is a beneficial federal program that is designed to ensure long-term financial protection for Americans who have paid into the program during their working years. People are often deterred from applying for this program mainly on account of concerns regarding the huge amount of paperwork involved, long waiting periods and … Continue reading SSDI and SSI Benefits – Myths and Facts

Requesting and Reviewing Medical Records – Considerations for Paralegals

Requesting and Reviewing Medical Records – Considerations for Paralegals

In a law firm, one of the major duties paralegals have is requesting and interpreting medical records pertaining to specific cases. The most important and primary step involved in medical record review is organizing the medical records. As this is a highly labor-intensive task, paralegals can obtain reliable medical review services to complete the same … Continue reading Requesting and Reviewing Medical Records – Considerations for Paralegals

Computerized Medical Documentation – Benefits and Challenges for Attorneys

Computerized Medical Documentation – Benefits and Challenges for Attorneys

The electronic medical record comes with many distinct advantages that cannot be offered by the paper medical chart. Primarily, the huge amount of patient data that is generated can be stored in a more organized and efficient way. Important pieces of information can be easily found, and considerable effort and time saved through the use … Continue reading Computerized Medical Documentation – Benefits and Challenges for Attorneys

Ticket to Work Program – a Great Option for SSD Beneficiaries Who Want to Return to Work

Ticket to Work Program – a Great Option for SSD Beneficiaries Who Want to Return to Work

The Social Security Administration determines disability on the basis of a comprehensive medical record review. Individuals who are receiving disability benefits and wish to return to work one day can consider the Ticket to Work Program provided by the Social Security Administration. This program is open to people between the ages of 18 and 64, … Continue reading Ticket to Work Program – a Great Option for SSD Beneficiaries Who Want to Return to Work

Obtaining the Complete Medical Chart for Litigation Purpose

Obtaining the Complete Medical Chart for Litigation Purpose

Electronic medical records are here to stay even though only a small percentage of hospitals in the United States have implemented the same and qualified for federal incentive payments. Medical records are an important element in medical litigation and lawyers handling insurance defense and personal injury cases will have to acquire all relevant medical documents, … Continue reading Obtaining the Complete Medical Chart for Litigation Purpose

Releasing Confidential Medical Records – Important Facts

Releasing Confidential Medical Records – Important Facts

The medical records of an individual are often requested for medical review purposes by lawyers engaged in medical litigation and insurance companies looking to settle claims. Typically, medical records can be released only with a signed authorization by the patient or his/her legal representative. This authorization should clearly identify the patient and specify what information … Continue reading Releasing Confidential Medical Records – Important Facts

Do You Know These Key Facts about Social Security?

Do You Know These Key Facts about Social Security?

Millions of Americans receive Social Security but are not knowledgeable regarding some important aspects of this beneficial program. It is important that you clearly understand this program in detail if you are to receive maximum benefits from it when you retire. Here are some considerations you need to take into account. Does Social Security cover … Continue reading Do You Know These Key Facts about Social Security?

Use of Medical Records in Criminal Defense and Prosecution

Use of Medical Records in Criminal Defense and Prosecution

Medical evidence is very important with regard to criminal cases. It is only through a comprehensive medical record review that attorneys can get a clear idea of the case they are handling, and prepare their argument accordingly. In recent news it was reported that the Commonwealth’s attorney’s office filed a motion in Barren Circuit Court … Continue reading Use of Medical Records in Criminal Defense and Prosecution