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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Google’s New Security Tool to Track in Real Time Who Is Accessing Your Medical Data

Google’s New Security Tool to Track in Real Time Who Is Accessing Your Medical Data

Medical record review companies handling sensitive medical records have one thing uppermost in mind, namely, maintaining the security and confidentiality of the healthcare information passing through their hands. These documents have to be securely stored and maintained, and only authorized personnel allowed access to them. This is an indispensable requirement in all facilities where medical … Continue reading Google’s New Security Tool to Track in Real Time Who Is Accessing Your Medical Data

Social Security Program Needs Reform to Achieve Its Objectives

Social Security Program Needs Reform to Achieve Its Objectives

Social security disability benefits that are granted after a stringent medical records review are a lifeline for many disabled Americans. However, now many workers are considering the pros and cons of applying for SSDI. The growing costs of SSDI – around $143 billion in 2015, along with billions for Medicare, which SSDI recipients receive – … Continue reading Social Security Program Needs Reform to Achieve Its Objectives

Drug Testing in Workers Compensation Cases

Drug Testing in Workers Compensation Cases

Medical records review is an important process in a workers’ compensation claim, and the medical record retrieval process can be quite challenging. The record review is the basis on which the merit of the case is determined. Often, employers/contractors may require to test their employees on a specific project for the presence of drugs and … Continue reading Drug Testing in Workers Compensation Cases

How Health Insurers Can Improve HEDIS Quality Measure Performance

How Health Insurers Can Improve HEDIS Quality Measure Performance

HEDIS or Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set is a widely used group of measures that enumerate quality performance among providers and health payers in any given year. HEDIS quality measures are created and defined by the NCQA or the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Some of these quality measures are cancer screenings, flu shots, … Continue reading How Health Insurers Can Improve HEDIS Quality Measure Performance

Prescription Opioids a Real Crisis in Workers’ Compensation

Prescription Opioids a Real Crisis in Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation cases involve comprehensive medical records review to determine the nature of the injury and prescribe the right treatment. Often, workers injured on the job are prescribed opioids to deal with the pain. There has been considerable increase in the use of opioids in workers’ compensation over the past twenty years. For instance, a … Continue reading Prescription Opioids a Real Crisis in Workers’ Compensation

In-house Versus Outsourcing Medical Record Retrieval [Infographics]

In-house Versus Outsourcing Medical Record Retrieval [Infographics]

Most attorneys involved in personal injury/product liability cases require medical record review and analysis, and medical record retrieval service to help understand and present their case. Should the medical record retrieval efforts be undertaken by an in-house team or outsourced to a medical record review support services firm?

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The HITECH Act – How Attorneys and Their Clients Can Benefit from It

The HITECH Act – How Attorneys and Their Clients Can Benefit from It

The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act is important for law firms and their clients, and is considered an apt solution for high medical record retrieval costs. Medical records are the prime evidence in many types of claims, and the cost of retrieving them can be huge. The HITECH Act puts … Continue reading The HITECH Act – How Attorneys and Their Clients Can Benefit from It

Global Asbestos Awareness Week Is Here – Help Prevent Exposure to This Lethal Carcinogen

Global Asbestos Awareness Week Is Here – Help Prevent Exposure to This Lethal Carcinogen

Asbestos litigation, just as other personal injury litigation involves medical records review wherein medical review solutions have an important role to play. This helps to determine the medical condition caused by asbestos exposure – mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestiosis among other medical problems. Every year the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) holds the Global Asbestos … Continue reading Global Asbestos Awareness Week Is Here – Help Prevent Exposure to This Lethal Carcinogen