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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Why Medical Records Must be Properly Maintained and Updated

Why Medical Records Must be Properly Maintained and Updated

The importance of medical records with regard to the management of a patient can never be understated. They contain details regarding patient history, clinical findings, diagnostic test results, surgeries undergone and care provided, progress notes, and medications among others. This documentation is significant from the point of view of evaluating the patient’s medical condition, analyzing … Continue reading Why Medical Records Must be Properly Maintained and Updated

Use of Medical Records in Workers’ Compensation Claims – 5 Important Considerations

Use of Medical Records in Workers’ Compensation Claims – 5 Important Considerations

A workers’ compensation case is evaluated on the basis of the documentation of the injury or illness in the claimant’s medical records. It is also important that the treating physician knows that he/she is treating a work-related injury – this is vital not only to ensure compensation for the claimant but also to make sure … Continue reading Use of Medical Records in Workers’ Compensation Claims – 5 Important Considerations

Medical Records Disclosure – a Continuing Threat

Medical Records Disclosure – a Continuing Threat

Improper disclosure of medical records occurs due to many reasons such as improper maintenance of the records, data security breach, unauthorized access and so on. Though physicians and other providers are not restricted from sharing the healthcare information required to treat patients, the HIPAA rule holds that healthcare providers, health insurance companies and others involved … Continue reading Medical Records Disclosure – a Continuing Threat

Medical Record Review to Determine Malpractice in Remote Prescribing

Medical Record Review to Determine Malpractice in Remote Prescribing

In any medical malpractice case, medical record review is a significant procedure that helps to determine whether the physician is responsible for the injury caused to the patient. Well-documented and organized medical charts help to provide clear information regarding the type of injury, treatment administered, results of the treatment and so on. Providers have to … Continue reading Medical Record Review to Determine Malpractice in Remote Prescribing

Medical Peer Review – a Crucial Step in Workers’ Compensation Claims Processing

Medical Peer Review – a Crucial Step in Workers’ Compensation Claims Processing

Peer review is an important process that helps establish whether a patient is or isn’t receiving appropriate care. It is usually requested by a self-insured employer, insurance carrier, third part administrator, or managed care company and provides the payer with all information that is required to make the right payment decision. In the Workers’ Compensation … Continue reading Medical Peer Review – a Crucial Step in Workers’ Compensation Claims Processing

New U.S. Report Recommends Reforms to Curb Medical Diagnostic Errors

New U.S. Report Recommends Reforms to Curb Medical Diagnostic Errors

Ironic and shocking as it may seem, healthcare providers are often responsible for serious medical errors that result in patient harm or even death. This formed headlines in recent news. According to a new report released recently by the Institute of Medicine, most Americans will fall victim to at least one diagnostic error in their … Continue reading New U.S. Report Recommends Reforms to Curb Medical Diagnostic Errors

Top Reasons Why Mental Disability Claims Are Denied

Top Reasons Why Mental Disability Claims Are Denied

A medical record review company assisting disability lawyers would be handling hundreds of medical records on a regular basis, including mental health records of individuals applying for mental disability claims. The Social Security Administration (SSA) decides all disability claims almost entirely on the basis of the claimant’s medical records. To determine if the claimant qualifies … Continue reading Top Reasons Why Mental Disability Claims Are Denied