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Monthly Archives: December 2016

How Important Is Medical Record Analysis and Review to Understand Medical-Legal Cases?

How Important Is Medical Record Analysis and Review to Understand Medical-Legal Cases?

Medical record analysis and review can be quite challenging even for the most experienced attorney. Cases that involve a medical component such as personal injury, workers’ compensation, product liability or medical malpractice have an extra dimension of complexity. Many attorneys find a medical review service highly supportive and use the same to make the most … Continue reading How Important Is Medical Record Analysis and Review to Understand Medical-Legal Cases?

Preventing Unnecessary Medical Services with the CORE Payment Model

Preventing Unnecessary Medical Services with the CORE Payment Model

Medical claims review is vital in determining whether provider billings are reasonable, accurate and appropriate for the services provided to a patient. Importantly, the services provided have to be medically necessary to receive payment. A major concern insurers have now is providers billing for unnecessary services, which not only increases healthcare costs but also reduces … Continue reading Preventing Unnecessary Medical Services with the CORE Payment Model

10 Major Stumbling Blocks That Stand in the Way of Accurate Medical Chart Review

10 Major Stumbling Blocks That Stand in the Way of Accurate Medical Chart Review

Medical chart review is an important process in scenarios such as – when a physician is audited by an insurance company, or when he/she is sued for medical malpractice, or when Medicare conducts a peer review or when the Office of Professional Medical Conduct conducts an investigation. The content and quality of the medical chart … Continue reading 10 Major Stumbling Blocks That Stand in the Way of Accurate Medical Chart Review

Social Security Disability Benefits – How Income/Resources Can Have an Impact

Social Security Disability Benefits – How Income/Resources Can Have an Impact

While providing medical review solutions for our client lawyers, we usually come across medical records containing information about various debilitating conditions that qualify for disability benefits. Whether SSD (Social Security Disability) or SSI (Supplemental Security Income), the benefits are awarded only to those who have a severe physical or mental impairment and are unable to … Continue reading Social Security Disability Benefits – How Income/Resources Can Have an Impact

Property Owners’ Liability for Snow and Ice Accidents – An Important “Winter” Consideration

Property Owners’ Liability for Snow and Ice Accidents – An Important “Winter” Consideration

As any medical review solutions provider would agree, in personal injury cases including those involving slip and fall injuries including those caused by snow and ice conditions, medical records are vital to provide proof of the plaintiff’s damages. The defense side will also require these medical records to understand the nature of the injuries and … Continue reading Property Owners’ Liability for Snow and Ice Accidents – An Important “Winter” Consideration

Total and Permanent Disability Discharge – a Great Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Total and Permanent Disability Discharge – a Great Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Staying abreast with the news and updates in social security disability information is important for disability lawyers as well as their support services including medical review services and medical record retrieval services that play a vital role in the disability medical review process. One such recent development is the student loan forgiveness program, which is … Continue reading Total and Permanent Disability Discharge – a Great Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Medical Malpractice vs. Medical Battery Cases – Distinguishing Factors

Medical Malpractice vs. Medical Battery Cases – Distinguishing Factors

Medical battery cases are different from medical malpractice cases; however, attorneys may utilize medical review services in both instances to understand significant medical facts and determine if the case has merit. Both types of cases involve medical record retrieval as an important first step. Medical battery is the deliberate violation of a patient’s right to … Continue reading Medical Malpractice vs. Medical Battery Cases – Distinguishing Factors