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Monthly Archives: July 2017

EHR Issues Could Negatively Impact Patient Care, Says New Study

EHR Issues Could Negatively Impact Patient Care, Says New Study

The electronic health record or EHR has been implemented in the majority of healthcare settings though many providers have reservations about the new system. They complain how EHRs are negatively impacting patient care. It is expected the EHR will make the process of medical records review easier, and improve care co-ordination across providers and hospital … Continue reading EHR Issues Could Negatively Impact Patient Care, Says New Study

Indiana Medical Malpractice Act – Important Revisions in Effect

Indiana Medical Malpractice Act – Important Revisions in Effect

In any medical malpractice case, the plaintiff’s attorney has to obtain a medical expert’s opinion (which is made after a detailed medical records review) that there is a probable cause for a medical malpractice event before they can file a complaint. The experts retained by the attorney may be required to offer testimony as to … Continue reading Indiana Medical Malpractice Act – Important Revisions in Effect

Why Physicians Should Exercise Great Caution before Accepting an Expert Witness Offer

Why Physicians Should Exercise Great Caution before Accepting an Expert Witness Offer

Plaintiff attorneys as well as defense attorneys retain expert medical witnesses who help them determine the merits of a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit. They perform a detailed medical records review to understand the treatment provided and whether there has been a breach of the standard of care. Expert witnesses help attorneys to determine … Continue reading Why Physicians Should Exercise Great Caution before Accepting an Expert Witness Offer

How Employers Can Reduce Issues Related to Wrongful Termination of an Employee under Workers’ Compensation Law

How Employers Can Reduce Issues Related to Wrongful Termination of an Employee under Workers’ Compensation Law

Workers’ compensation claims are complex and can be decided only on the basis of a comprehensive medical records review and other formalities. In fact, medical record review for attorneys handling workers’ compensation claims relies on such reviews to determine whether an injury is work-related. Employers usually have a challenging time handling workers’ comp claims, and … Continue reading How Employers Can Reduce Issues Related to Wrongful Termination of an Employee under Workers’ Compensation Law

Will Workers’ Compensation Reduce the Social Security Disability Amount You Receive?

Will Workers’ Compensation Reduce the Social Security Disability Amount You Receive?

Workers’ compensation and social security disability insurance benefits are granted only if the disability is established via a comprehensive medical records review. A common concern people have is whether the workers’ comp benefits will “offset” or reduce the amount of social security they receive. In many U.S states, SSDI or social security disability insurance benefits … Continue reading Will Workers’ Compensation Reduce the Social Security Disability Amount You Receive?

New Workers’ Compensation Ruling Beneficial for Workers in Pennsylvania

New Workers’ Compensation Ruling Beneficial for Workers in Pennsylvania

Independent medical review and medical claims review for workers’ compensation ensure that there is a cost-efficient, non-judicial way to solve disputes between injured workers and employers/workers’ compensation insurers. When a request for medical treatment is denied, delayed or modified by a workers’ comp claims administrator on the grounds that the treatment does not meet medical … Continue reading New Workers’ Compensation Ruling Beneficial for Workers in Pennsylvania

New Supreme Court Ruling Limits Where Companies Can Be Sued for Personal Injury

New Supreme Court Ruling Limits Where Companies Can Be Sued for Personal Injury

Medical record retrieval and medical record review for attorneys are significant processes in both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Though these types of cases have similarities, the major difference between the two is that of “fault.” A personal injury case is based on fault whereas a workers’ comp case is not. To recover damages … Continue reading New Supreme Court Ruling Limits Where Companies Can Be Sued for Personal Injury

Valuing a Shoulder Injury Case – Major Factors to Consider

Valuing a Shoulder Injury Case – Major Factors to Consider

Shoulder impingement syndrome personal injury claims call for detailed medical claims review to determine the appropriateness of medical services provided and the nature of the injury. The treatments for this condition vary on the basis of severity. A shoulder injury can cause considerable debilitation to your entire arm’s movement. Such injuries are acquired from work … Continue reading Valuing a Shoulder Injury Case – Major Factors to Consider

EHR Integrity Increasingly Compromised by the Copy-Paste Practice of Providers

EHR Integrity Increasingly Compromised by the Copy-Paste Practice of Providers

Electronic health records no doubt have many benefits such as ease of access, retrieval, sharing and medical records review among others. However, there are risks associated with them as many ongoing studies show. The greatest concern with EHRs is that they allow caregivers to easily copy and paste data from other parts of the chart. … Continue reading EHR Integrity Increasingly Compromised by the Copy-Paste Practice of Providers